REAL LIFE

Baby dolphin killed after being dragged from the water so tourists could take selfies with it

It keeps on happening.
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This weekend in Argentina a baby dolphin was killed by tourists who pulled it from the water to take photos.

‘They let him die,’ one witness told news channel C5N.

‘He was young and came to the shore. They could have returned him to the water—in fact, he was breathing. But everyone started taking photos and touching him. They said he was already dead.’

National Geographic says social media is making people think that getting close to wild animals is okay.

‘Making—and sharing—these images and videos puts the animals at risk by heightening their appeal as pets and giving the impression that it’s fun (and safe) to get close to them.

‘So please, don’t be one of those people. Give wild animals their space.’

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