Straight from the department of most horrible decisions ever enacted by the hands of man, a baby dolphin was reported to have died after a group of beachgoers in Argentina reportedly pulled the endangered animal from the water so they could take selfies with it.
The unruly batch of oblivious individuals had grabbed the Franciscan dolphin, a species which is commonly found near the coastal waters of southeastern South America, on the Santa Teresita resort in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
They passed the baby dolphin around and relentlessly snapped their cameras before grabbing two more of these innocent marine mammals out from the swell.
Hernan Coria had captured images of the pair of dolphins and posted them on Facebook. According to Independent.co.uk, "at least one of the animals had been left on the sand to die [from dehydration]"–the Wildlife Foundation in Argentina could not confirm if the baby dolphin was already dead when it was taken from the water.
Upon seeing Coria's images of the dolphins, the Argentine Wildlife Foundation immediately alerted the masses about how cruel and inhumane it is for people to snag these aquatic darlings from their natural habitat without realizing the terrifying consequences. They hope a situation like this will never reoccur.
"The Franciscan, like other species, cannot remain for much time out of the water. It has thick fatty skin which provides warmth, so the hot weather will cause rapid dehydration and death," a representative from the wildlife foundation wrote.
Humans need to be reminded that dolphins are cool bros and will never pull you from the surface so they can caress you and use you for a new Facebook profile picture. Perhaps this hero dolphin rescuing a woman’s phone from the Atlantic ocean will convince you.