There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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We are absolutely sick to our stomach!
Last week in the resort town of Santa Teresita, Argentina, beachgoers picked up a Franciscana dolphin from the ocean and passed it around for selfies.
The foot-long animal — which cannot survive long out of water — was eventually killed due to overheating and dehydration.
Video footage shows the dolphin dying on the ground, laying motionless.
The species — also known as La Plata dolphins — can only be found in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, and can only inhabit saltwater.
They are categorized as "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, and has a population of under 30,000.
Once video of the horrific incident began circulating, the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (AWF) quickly condemned the swimmers.
"This incident should serve to remind people about the need to return these dolphins to the sea if one is found outside of the water… It's fundamental that people help rescue these animals because every Franciscan has value."
Not surprisingly, people took to Twitter to vent their outrage
We can't handle this!
A two-headed dolphin was discovered recently on Turkey's west coast and it was a 29-year-old gym teacher named Tugrul Metin who found it!
And he, like the rest of the world, could not believe it!
Here's what he said:
They've usually got some beef over some fur Kim wore or some selfie with an imprisoned zoo animal.
We're assuming ever since Kim was flour-bombed by a PETA activist, there's now no chance of a reconciliation.
But that doesn't mean PETA is wrong to criticize her for swimming with dolphins!
Sure, lots of people do it, but that doesn't mean you aren't invading the already small space in which a dolphin is stuck, living out their entire life there.
PETA's Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said:
Margaret Howe Lovatt was an animal researcher caught up in the weirdness of the 1960's.
The weirdness we speak of is the Nasa-funded experiment on the U.S. Virgin Islands where Margaret tried to teach a dolphin named Peter to speak English.
Margaret lived with Peter the dolphin in a normal, domestic home… that just happened to be filled with knee-deep water!
She and Peter lived together and their friendship pretty quickly blossomed into something more…