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. Andrew Wells says:

    Hang them!I

  2. Nadine+brundage says:

    Humans are a pathetic breed of stupidity and cruelty. Why can’t they leave these animals alone?

  3. Susan Kulikowski says:

    These “humans” are anything but human. Hopefully, there is video of these wretched people who should be fined and jailed for these cruel acts. No animal should be exploited and killed and these “less than human” POS should be found and get their just punishment. Some people should never have been born!

  4. It is just unconscionable how cruel people can be. This act of violent cruelty is unacceptable. It is just unthinkable that someone can do something like this to innocent animals. So tragic and heart-breaking and INFURIATING. Please find the heartless scumbags that did this. These poor Dolphins felt such pain, suffering and TRAUMA from this horrendous disgusting act of violence.

  5. If no one stood up to help these poor creatures , then they are also responsible for these crimes. YOU MUST not stand by and allow thesee monsters to do this. Either try to protect them yourself, film the offenders, call the marine police JUST DO SOMETHING TO HELP

  6. Son asesinos !!!!….Por ende,hay que tratarlos y castigarlos como lo que son!!!!

  7. These evil excuses for human beings need to be held on very high consequences. A very heavy fine & many years in jail at the very least for these criminals!!!

  8. Allison Ciampa says:

    Human beings are just the absolute worst. This just makes me sick. Disgraceful.

  9. Pam Levernier says:

    Put the fuckers in jail! Then they can be ridden!

  10. TRULY DESPICABLE, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, THEY SHOULD HAVE THE SAME DONE TO THEM, AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT!!! I CAN’T EVEN STAND TO SEE A BUG SUFFER!!! MAY THEY ROT IN HELL, THEM, AND THE ABSOLUTE PSYCHOS, WHO TORTURED & KILLED AN INNOCENT BLACK BEAR IN IRAN, ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER DESPICABLE BEING ON THIS PLANET!!! 💔🙏

  11. Rose Coffey says:

    I hope there is something that can be done to punish these “people” in the manner deserved. Exactly how ignorant can one be? I cannot imagine living with yourself after having taken the life of one of these beautiful creatures of the sea or, for that matter, any other animal. So sorry that we have hoosiers out there like this. What a waste!

  12. I have a hard time believing that people can do this shit to innocent animals!! If we could get theses people off this planet, we would have a happy place for animals & humans!

  13. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    It is a FEDERAL CRIME to harass any marine mammal, and should be prosecuted as such, to the fullest extent of the law. It should also be mandated that SIGNS BE POSTED on EVERY BEACH IN AMERICA.

  14. Debbie Burr says:

    If only I had been there….

  15. Andrea+Chisari says:

    She wanted food for herself and her baby and they murdered her.

  16. Americans! No respect for life.
    This is despicable behavior.

  17. If only I was there, I would been guilty of murdering these motherfucking assholes

  18. FIND THESE GOOD FOR NOTHING WORTHLESS SCUMBAGS AND PROSECUTE THEM TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW AND HOPEFULLU SOMEONE WILL SPEAR THEM MORE THAN ONCE. THEY SHOULD BE MADE TO SUFFER THE SAME WAY THESE INNOCENT DOLPHINS HAD TO ENDURE.

  19. Shawna Flottemesch says:

    Kill off those fucking human waste and BBQ their human shitty babiee

  20. I have lost all faith in most humans having some sense of compassion. It’s all about a power trip – the poor defenseless dolphins were at the mercy of this POS. I wonder about anyone else standing around and watching. Couldn’t they have stepped up and done something???? I only hope Karma comes back in a big way to each and everyone of them daily…….

    🙁

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