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Rare dolphin 'beaten to death' in Bangladesh
| Jan. 31, 2008
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.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bangladesh; diversity; dolphin; endangered; porpoisedrivenlife; science
Where is PETA?
posted on 01/31/2008 4:50:28 PM PST
PETA is busy, killing cats;)
posted on 01/31/2008 4:57:56 PM PST
(May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are just
1,200-1,800 1,199-1,799 such dolphins alive.
posted on 01/31/2008 5:05:08 PM PST
(Clothespin Republicans: Holding our noses for lousy candidates since 1988.)
Peta Wilson is busy with me...
To: Alouette; ExTexasRedhead; SJackson; SandRat; metmom
The Religion of Peace strikes again.
posted on 01/31/2008 5:13:54 PM PST
(You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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.
posted on 01/31/2008 5:15:34 PM PST
Aren’t Muslims supposed to live in harmony with nature, as opposed to the evil capitalist infidel West?
posted on 01/31/2008 5:16:06 PM PST
(Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
There are stupid people everywhere.
posted on 01/31/2008 5:30:56 PM PST
(The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
posted on 01/31/2008 5:54:17 PM PST
Bangladeshis doing the job Starkist fisherman won't?
posted on 01/31/2008 5:57:24 PM PST
(To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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."
posted on 01/31/2008 6:02:54 PM PST
...beat it to death as they had not seen this kind of creature before,
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.
posted on 01/31/2008 6:40:33 PM PST
by Mr. Mojo
To: Mr. Mojo
They merely follow their instincts. It is rtheir nature.
posted on 01/31/2008 7:11:19 PM PST
by sheik yerbouty
( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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?)
posted on 01/31/2008 7:23:25 PM PST
It was gay...
posted on 01/31/2008 9:10:25 PM PST
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.
posted on 01/31/2008 9:13:22 PM PST
(Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
To: Snickering Hound
What's the La Femme Nikita star (Peta Wilson) been doing lately, eh?
posted on 01/31/2008 9:57:34 PM PST
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