The pictures that were posted on the Facebook showing a couple manhandling a beached dolphin have stirred outrage, following the death of the dolphin. The couple were believed to be from Lima, Peru.
A picture showed the couple picking the dolphin up and another photo showed the woman straddling the animal and acted as if she was riding it. The photos were posted a year ago but it was just recently that it went viral after a Reddit user re-posted pictures.
The photos were entitled ?Guy and Girl find dolphin on shore, they decide to take silly pictures with it instead of letting it back into ocean. Dolphin dies shortly after.? However, it was not known if the beached dolphin died after it happened.
“These callous and frankly idiotic individuals need to be found and prosecuted for cruelty to animals. Dolphins are highly intelligent, sensitive, and self-aware animals, and it is never acceptable to treat them as mere play things. They live in tight family units with bonds that may last a lifetime, and these tourists? actions may have caused the dolphin?s death, likely leaving a grieving family behind,? said a PETA spokeswoman.