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posted November 20, 2012 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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GULFPORT, Miss. Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.

The Sun Herald reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a "heads up" directive. That puts officials on alert for an increase in human interaction with dolphins in the waters across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Authorities say cases of gunshot wounds, mutilations and other injuries have been detected in recent months.

Scientists from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport have responded to four dolphin strandings. And on Friday, a team went to Deer Island and found a second dolphin dead with a portion of his jaw missing.

It went through the abdomen, into the kidneys and killed it," said Moby Solangi, IMMS executive director.

He said recovering the dolphins and performing a necropsy to determine the cause of death is heartbreaking for his staff.

"We think there's someone or some group on a rampage," he said. "They not only kill them but also mutilate them."

The public can help by reporting any information they may know about the mutilations, he said. He also asked recreational and commercial fishermen to be on watch for anyone killing the dolphins.

Attacks on the dolphins carry fines and jail sentences.

Solangi said he doesn't know why anyone would want to kill the dolphins. "They already are under a lot of stress from the oil spill, the dead zone," he said. However, in the past fishermen and charter boat captains have been convicted of harming dolphins they thought were taking bait or fish


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dolphins-found-gulf-mexico-gunshot-wounds-cuts-jaws-missing-article-1.1203990#ixzz2Cnwv6Lja

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I read that. One of the most disgusting and horrific things I've read in awhile. There were two other senseless beatings of animals that made headlines recently, one being a teen who broke into a zoo at night and killed a monkey just for the hell of it. Broke up a pair of them. Monkeys are very social creatures, so they are trying to figure out what to do with the other one now.

The part where the guard heard a groaning noise and realized it was the monkey dying made my eyes well up. It died soon after and before it could be saved.

But on the subject....out of all creatures on the planet....dolphins........heartbreaking.

This planet and the people on it scare the sh!t out of me. So much evil.

Makes me want to throw up.

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posted November 20, 2012 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
youve probably seen it, but for anyone who hasnt:
http://www.thecovemovie.com/

(i rented it from my library)

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posted November 21, 2012 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 21, 2012 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as any Zoo or pet store i think they should be protected at all times. Meaning animals should never be left alone

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posted November 21, 2012 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for libraschoice77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is so heartbreaking to read, dolphins are some of the sweetest and most intelligent of species. Too much ugliness in the world

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posted November 22, 2012 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad.

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