Yesterday, we posted the horrible story that a dolphin had died after a bunch of people took selfies with it after it had been washed up on a beach and then left it to rot instead of throwing it back in the sea. It turns out that this might not actually be the truth of the matter though.
A tourist who was present at the incident named Hernan Coria has come out and given the following account of its death instead, in start contrast to what was said by the Wildlife Foundation of Argentina yesterday:
The water was very hot.
It was full of jellyfish and people were not going in the water.
Everything happened in five minutes.
It was washed up already dead. They took it back to the water but it wouldn’t go back out.
There were a lot of dolphin corpses on the beach and no lifeguards were present to help them.
Hmmm. Whilst this could be the case – I don’t know, I wasn’t there – it does kind of beg the question as to why so many people were desperate to get selfies with a dead dolphin?
I mean that’s kinda screwed up isn’t it – why would anyone want a selfie with a dead animal, especially one that they just found washed up on a beach? Maybe one weirdo would but it seems kinda crazy that a whole crowd would be so into it. There’s also the question of just how so many dolphins are dying out there.
Still, I’m not Argentinian and I wasn’t there so I don’t really know. I hope it was already dead but then that does make all these guys complete weirdos, which is probably just better than being completely heartless morons. I think.
The biggest weirdo of them all though is definitely this guy that had a sexual relationship with a dolphin and then wrote a book about it.