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Once Again, Beachgoers Take Selfies With Dying Baby Dolphin Instead Of Offering Help

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This needs to stop!

On Tuesday, Equinac — a non-profit organization dedicated to saving marine life — shared a shocking post on its Facebook page about the death of a baby dolphin in Mojácar, Spain.

According to the group, the young mammal beached itself on shore most likely because it was ill, or because it was separated from its mother.

Although the nearby tourists were not responsible for the animal's beaching, their ridiculous actions exacerbated the dolphin's death. Onlookers not only kept touching the calf, they took selfies with the sea creature instead of offering help.

Related: SeaWorld Orca Purposely Beaches Herself After Park Show!

The group said (via translation):

"It took us 15 minutes to arrive, but the animal was already dead."

Equinac believes the dolphin was shocked by all the stress and attention surrounding it.

"Animals are very susceptible to stress, and their manipulation, to take pictures and touch them, causes them a very strong shock that accelerates, to a large extent, heart failure, which is what finally happened."

The charity wants to remind everyone how fragile these creatures truly are, and doing anything to harm them is simply illegal.

"Let us remind everyone that these animals are highly protected; to disturb them, to harm them… and to manipulate them is prohibited by law, and we always ask for respect and consideration."

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time this has happened. As we reported, last year, a crowd of beachgoers in Argentina picked up a Franciscana dolphin from the ocean and passed it around for photos. The animal eventually died due to overheating and dehydration.

Shameful!

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Robert Pattinson Clarifies His Dog Masturbation Comments!

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Maybe comedy isn't his strong suit…

As we reported, on Thursday, Robert Pattinson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he claimed the director of his upcoming movie Good Time insisted he give a dog an actual "hand job."

Once the Twilight star's comments went viral, PETA announced they were launching an investigation to see if any laws were broken.

Related: Robert Pattinson Reveals He Was Kicked Out Of School

Fast forward to Friday, RPatz is clarifying his "embarrassing" remarks in order to dampen the controversy! He said:

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Siesta Key Cast Speaks Out After Receiving 'Horrific' Death Threats For A Shark-Dragging Incident They Had NOTHING To Do With!

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The Siesta Key cast wants you to know they had NOTHING to do with that awful animal cruelty controversy.

As we previously reported, MTV canceled the local premiere party for their new show, Siesta Key, after star Alex Kompothecras was hit with death threats over his association with a man who dragged a hammerhead shark to its death. We know, that's a lot to process.

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Let's start from the beginning. Back in July, a video of boaters cruelly dragging a shark to its death hit the internet and, unsurprisingly, the footage went viral. While the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did not release the names of those involved in the crime, they did confirm that they've learned the identities of the culprits.

Nonetheless, it was later revealed that one of the alleged animal abusers was Michael Wenzel — who just happens to be a friend of Kompothecras. This connection inspired activists to create a "Boycott Siesta Key MTV" Facebook page, but the protest against the cast got out of hand as Alex and his castmates have since gotten death threats.

Per Alex himself, he was at the Key West airport when Wenzel sent him the footage of the shark's death. The up-and-coming reality star told People:

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What Death Threats? Siesta Key Cast Celebrates Premiere Amid Controversy!

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The champagne did NOT go to waste!

As we reported, the Siesta Key premiere party in Sarasota, FL was canceled after star Alex Kompothecras received death threats for being linked to a video where a hammerhead shark gets dragged to death.

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Even with the animal cruelty allegations, the sexy men and women of MTV's latest reality TV show still got their party on!

On Monday night, some of the cast — which consists of Chloe Trautman, Madisson Hausburg, Juliette Porter, Brandon Gomes, Kelsey Owens, and Garrett Miller — were seen on social media celebrating their debut episode in a private home.

In one Instagram story video, Owens was heard saying:

"Our lives are about to change… I'm so excited. I hope you guys love it, we worked really hard."

See the pics from Snapchat and Insta (below)!

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MTV's Siesta Key Premiere Party Canceled & Show Under Fire After Animal Abuse Allegations & Death Threats

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MTV is scrambling to get a hold on this drama.

Per reports, the network canceled its Siesta Key premiere party at Cinebistro in Sarasota, FL amid an animal cruelty controversy linked to one of the show's cast members. Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras was hit with criticism recently after a friend of his was featured in a video where a hammerhead shark was dragged to its death.

Related: Katy Perry To Host 2017 MTV VMAs!

While Kompothecras was not involved in the shark's cruel death, three women organized a protest to coincide with the since canceled party. And it wasn't just some small protest either as the women had 6,000 Facebook users supporting their cause!

Nonetheless, it was death threats made against Alex which inspired MTV to officially pull the plug on the event. The Siesta Key personality's father, Dr. Gary Kompothecras, confirmed the drama to The Tampa Bay Times as he noted:

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Kim Zolciak Left 'Disgusted & Appalled' After Prankster Reported Her To Animal Control

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Don't Be Tardy and DON'T come for Kim Zolciak Biermann's dogs.

On Sunday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum took to Snapchat to reveal that she received a visit from animal control as someone accused her family of not properly taking care of their dogs. Now, if any of you follow Mrs. Biermann's social media presence, you know the Bravolebrities take EXCELLENT care of their pups. Thus, the fam was rightfully pissed after the animal control visit.

Related: Kim & Kenya Almost Got Into A Physical Altercation While Filming RHOA!

Kim Z. was upset AF as she dished in a vid:

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Lena Dunham Accused By Animal Shelter Of Fabricating Her Former Dog's History Of Abuse — WHAT??

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It's another scandal for Lena Dunham!

Apparently, the animal shelter where the Girls creator adopted her former dog Lamby is disputing claims she made about the pup's "challenging behavior and aggression" which stemmed from the animal's supposed past of being abused. Huh.

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Back in June, Miz Dunham revealed she had to send Lamby away after his behavior had gotten too much for her to handle. The A-lister explained on Instagram:

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