As the small dolphin lay suffering on the shore, a man approached. But he didn't help the beached animal — instead he did something far worse.
The male tourist, dressed only in black swimming trucks, was filmed by shocked beachgoers picking up and throwing the dying dolphin over his shoulder. The man even seems to smile at the horrified onlookers as he walks off with the dolphin slung over his shoulder. He is then seen taking the dolphin to his car and speeding off.
Sign and share this petition to demand that local authorities find this man and charge him to fullest extent of the law for this cruel and illegal act!
The video was taken at Hailing Island off the coast of Yangjiang City in southern China and the unidentified man is still at large. The poor dolphin's fate is unknown.
In the wild, dolphins are very social and emotionally sensitive animals. Their intelligence has been described by scientists to be on par with great apes and human toddlers. It's unconscionable that this man would treat this helpless dolphin so cruelly — committing it to a painful death while he callously collects the animal like a souvenir.
Join the global call for Yangjiang City Police to treat this case as seriously as possible. This tourist needs to be found, investigated, and charged for this horrific act of abuse!