Dolphins Ridden Like a Horse and Impaled By Spear While Begging for Food Deserve Justice

Target: Richard Spinrad, Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Goal: Find and fully punish individuals allegedly responsible for dolphin deaths.

Two separate but equally tragic incidents demonstrate the sheer inhumanity federally protected marine life still must endure at the hands of careless people. The first incident, which took place on a Texas beach, involved a stranded female dolphin who was surrounded by a group of beach-goers. Some members of the group reportedly pushed the ailing dolphin back into the sea and then attempted to ride her. The dolphin eventually became re-stranded, where she was again reportedly harassed by humans until she died. A few weeks earlier, a Florida beach became the scene of another dolphin fatality when a nursing female was discovered deceased. Authorities suspect this animal was impaled near the eye by a spear or a similar sharp object while she begged for food.

Unfortunately, dolphins are the frequent target of such blatantly cruel acts. In the Gulf of Mexico alone, over two dozen have been killed in recent years. The Marine Mammal Protection Act is supposed to safeguard these animals and ensure violators are brought to justice. The punishment, however, may end at a fine.

Sign the petition below to demand the agency investigating both these horrendous crimes seek the maximum penalty that includes jail time.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Spinrad,

Fort Meyers Beach in Florida and Texas’ Quintana Beach recently became the scenes of the latest acts of cruelty perpetrated against federally protected dolphins. One case apparently involved a group of people quite literally harassing a dolphin to death. In the other tragedy, a mother dolphin was stabbed in the head as she approached an unknown person or persons, mouth open as if awaiting a feeding.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating both of these incidents. When suspects are identified, please do not give them a slap on the wrist for clear violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Send a decisive message that these cruelties will not be tolerated.

Ensure these reckless individuals serve time in jail.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network


92 Comments

  1. Sufurhally Aaliyah says:

    Heartless people !!!

  2. This is not ok!! Make an example out of everyone involved in these murders!! Life in prison to anyone who touched or to a photo of the animals being tortured!! Life in prison to all no question! This abuse must never happen again!! Florida and Texas need to seriously look at how there choices effect the country!! They are serious failing everyone in so many ways!! Please step up and actually save lives of the animals!!! Life in prison to everyone!!!

    • These two states are the worst.RED STATES.

      • MARY+C+SEDILLO says:

        CORRECT!! RED STATES ARE HEARTLESS. AND THE MOTHER FUCKING BASTARDS WHO DID THIS TO THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES MUST BE FOUND WHERE WE CAN WATCH THEM BEG FOR FOOD. THEN WE WATCH AS THEY DIE SLOWLY FROM ANT BITES RIDING ON THEIR BACKS. THIS STORY BROKE MY HEART. LET’S DO THE SAME TO ASSHOLES WHO ABUSE ANIMALS.

  3. Robert Ortiz says:

    What horrible, ignorant and hateful people! Imagine how scared that poor creature must have been to not only have been in distress from being separated from it’s pod, but to have a bunch of moronic two legged beach apes torturing it in its last moments. Anyone involved in the incident needs to be punished to the fullest extent!

  4. I hope these people meet up with what they deserve

  5. Laura Rolder says:

    Omg! My heart breaks for these innocent animals. I hope they find who did these horrible acts of ABUSE!! and lock the person and people away. They don’t deserve to be living in society they are cruel evil monsters. Justice needs to be served for these dolphins.

  6. William Turner says:

    Freaks on a texas beach.CASTRATE THE BASTARDS

  7. Vanessa Strougo says:

    These Ignorant Disgusting People are the Blight of All innocent Creatures on this Earth that look to us for comfort,Help And Respect.Whomever did this deserves a Karma Far worse!!!!

  8. Just at a loss for words.😭😭. So much for our civilized western world. People continue to disgust me.

  9. Brenda Boutin says:

    Evil stupid criminals should be imprisoned for life as they will never understand the conception of living animals nor compassion for helplessnes and hunger.

  10. This makes me sad and nauseous. What is wrong with people.

  11. Are there no depths to which humanity will not sink ?

  12. People can be so CRUEL, the Sadistic monsters that did this do not deserve space on this earth. I am Heartbroken over the pain and suffering these Dolphins had to endure. I will never ever understand how anyone could do this Horrific Cruelty. either prison for Life or just Kill the Bastards!!!!!!!

  13. MANY Humans are disgusting savages.
    MOST dont deserve to breathe the same air as these sweet, defenseless creatures.
    This is BEYOND sickening.
    They need to ROT IN HELL!
    But first, I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON THEM!

  14. ENOUGH ALREADY…IF JUSTICE SYSTEMS WORLD WIDE WILL NOT STEP UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING AND MAKE ANIMAL CRUELTY HAVE SEVERE PUNISHMENT, THEN SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAVE TO HAPPEN!!! THESE CRAP HUMANS SHOULD GET THE SAME BACK…FULLL STOP…ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

  15. When the punishment fits the crime this nonsense will stop.

  16. Patricia+Lamonica says:

    SPEAR THESE SICK PHYCOPATHS TILL THEY BLEED TO DEATH AND DIE THIS WOULD BE THE FAIR PUNISHMENT GET THEM OUT OF SOCIETY!!!

  17. Whhat is this SHIT??? Give me five mins in a locked room with a baseball bat with these SOBs! That’s all I ask!

  18. Kill everyone responsible for this baby’s death!

  19. William Foreman says:

    Ukraine never give up.
    Never give in.
    Fight !!!!!

  20. Barbara Garrison says:

    I think of the dolphins and their compassion to help stranded people at sea, I know of their intelligence, their sensitivity, their love for their family. It makes me sick to my stomach to see stupid, reckless , irresponsible, hateful, self serving human beings destroy these animals. God forgive us!

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