Chinese Netizens Decry Tourist Treatment of Dying Dolphin

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Chinese netizens have expressed outrage at photos which emerged on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, showing tourists posing with and manhandling a stranded and dying dolphin at a beach in the southern city of Sanya in Hainan Province.

The photos which went viral on Weibo shows the tourists holding the wounded animal and using it as a prop while snapping photos on their iPhones. The dolphin later died due to an injury to its tail believed to have been caused by a collision with a fishing boat.
The tourists are being accused of contributing to the death of the dolphin by handling it roughly and increasing its distress. They lifted the wounded dolphin out of the water and snapped photographs with it even while it was dying of its wounds.

The incident reportedly happened on June 16. Xinhua news agency reports the tourists found the dolphin at about 6 pm on Sunday near the shore in Dadonghai, a top resort in Sanya City. According to the CNN, Chinese Hinews service said the dolphin died around midnight at a local marine park due to excessive bleeding from its tail.

The CNN reports that a witness confirmed the dolphin was still alive when the tourists found it and pulled it out of the water for photographs. But instead of helping it, a crowd gathered taking turns to snap photos with the animal as it bled to death.

Chinese tourists manhandle dying dolphin

The incident shocked Chinese netizens who condemned the behaviour of the tourists, describing them as “having no shame,” “uncivilized” and “disregarding life.” Other netizens described them as “ignorant.” According to the CNN, a commenter, @Justin_joe, called them “a group of animals,” while another, @Jiangxiangsiyi, lamented that “China is now filled with people lacking moral values and civility.” 

Chinese tourists manhandle dying dolphin

However, others felt that netizens over-reacted. A blogger, @Woaijialin, wrote: “I think people have focused on the wrong thing. They don’t care when people die, but care only about dolphins.”

 Xinhua, however, used the opportunity to educate the public, saying that experts recommend that anyone who finds a stranded dolphin should contact the responsible authorities while keeping the animal wet and protected from sunlight. It is also recommended that care should be taken to prevent debris entering the blowhole on the animal’s head.

The tourists involved in the incident have not been identified. However, it is unlikely they will be prosecuted because while there are laws protecting endangered species, there are no laws protecting non-endangered species in China.

News Link:– http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352653#ixzz2XWOKZqF3

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This Video Will Touch Your Heart: How an iPhone saved the lives of five dogs

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“Lots of people talk to animals; not very many listen, apart from Audrey & Eldad Hagar!”

 “They are more than just kind souls who rescues stray dogs; they are the difference between life & death for the animals they rescue. They come upon dogs, some so scared; they literally defecate with fright! Yet as soon as Eldad or Audrey lay their hands on them, the animals  instinctively know they are in safe, gentle, loving arms.”

“They started to document their rescues on video & have captured some truly  heartbreaking yet inspiring rescues of animals abused, abandoned & neglected. They have also published books about their rescues; I would urge anyone who loves animals to read their rescues stories of hope & unconditional love! The first edition was so popular they have now released a second edition that is available from the ‘Hope For Paws’ website.”

Go to their YouTube account & watch other rescues, to see what I mean…They truly are guardian angels to animals! I have the utmost respect & admiration for all they do, rescuing dogs, others may pass by! They foster all the animals they rescue & help them heal;until they find forever homes for them all!”

“Below are 2 of the many rescues, these angels carry out, no time limit, no rush, just patience & unconditional love…Please support ‘Hope for Paws’ “

Hope For Paws YouTube:– http://www.youtube.com/user/eldad75

Hope For Paws – Animal Rescue – Eldad & Audrey Hagar

Hope for Paws is a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Los Angeles, California (E.I.N: 26-2869386).  We rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters. We foster these animals in our home, cage free, until we can find them permanent, loving families.

Our goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.

Dog rescue: How an iPhone saved the lives of five dogs (please share).

Published on 7 Jan 2013

This video is so important because of the cool new trick I came up with while sitting with Rosie under a truck for more than an hour. Please share it with everybody you know… it can help save the lives of so many.
Always remember to be VERY CAREFUL when approaching puppies – especially when you don’t know how the mom would behave. It can be dangerous.
http://www.hopeforpaws.org and http://www.startrescue.org
Thanks 🙂

Dog rescue: Duke, abandoned in downtown Los Angeles.

Uploaded on 31 Oct 2011

To visit Hope For Pawshttp://www.hopeforpaws.org

See more rescue pictures:-http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75

“Some of my favourite quotes; reminding us all, how sentient beings need the same love, support & respect as any human does! Just because they are voiceless, does not mean animals are without emotion!” If only all fellow humans could understand this concept; what a wonderful world it would be, for all!!”

We must never allow the voice of humanity within us to be silenced. It is humanity’s sympathy with all creatures that first makes us truly human.

Albert Schweitzer

Any religion not based on a respect for life is not a true religion. Until he extend his circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures, man will not himself find peace.

-Albert Schweitzer

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life he is able to assist and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
-Albert Schweitzer

“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.” – Albert Schweitzer

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas A. Edison

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