Skip to comments.Rare dolphin 'beaten to death' in Bangladesh
Posted on 01/31/2008 4:50:25 PM PST by Alouette
DHAKA (AFP) An extremely rare river dolphin has been beaten to death by fishermen in southern Bangladesh.
Fishermen at Mongla, near the Sunderbans mangrove forest, netted a Ganges river dolphin on Monday and beat it to death as they had not seen this kind of creature before, the state-run BSS news agency said Tuesday.
A group then tried to sell it as a rare fish, before giving up and dumping it outside a museum.
The Sunderbans area straddles the borders of Bangladesh and India's West Bengal state and lies on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are just 1,200-1,800 such dolphins alive.
PETA is busy, killing cats;)
The Religion of Peace strikes again.
You know, this is one nutty world we live in, when some fishermen can kill one fish on a river in friggin’ Bangladesh, and it makes world news.
Aren’t Muslims supposed to live in harmony with nature, as opposed to the evil capitalist infidel West?
There are stupid people everywhere.
Win Shroeder: "Sweetheart? Did you use the dolphin-safe tuna this time?"
Cami Shroeder: "Dolphin-safe all the way, Honey."
Win Shroeder: "We always use the dolphin-safe."
Mulder: "You've got to love those dolphins... although they're pretty tasty, too."
Interesting mindset. Can't recognize it, so kill it.
No thoughts of taking it (live) to a marine biologist for identification. Just hammer it to death.
How Mohammedan of them.
They merely follow their instincts. It is rtheir nature.
Dolphins ain’t fish. They’re mammals and as such register obvious signs of pain and suffering and it speaks to the stupidity and savagery of a person to beat something like that to death (if you’re going to kill it, why not cut it’s throat or something?)
Article on here a couple of days ago where researchers found that dolphins actually murder some of their own. Like Flipper with tatoos and a switch blade.
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