Disturbing photos of Irish students dancing with a dead porpoise have been posted on online; animal advocates are disgusted and the actions of the two students have sparked a furious reaction with comments branding the men as both “idiots and cruel.” According to the Irish Mirror, the incident happened at the Parchment Square Student Accommodation complex, close to Cork IT. The students involved are not believed to be students at the college.
Shocking images showed two young males dancing in the kitchen of an apartment in Cork with the body of the porpoise draped over one of the men’s shoulders. Another photo showed the dead animal flung out the window lying on its side in a flowerbed. It is believed, during the drunken brawl, one of the men threw the animal’s body out the window of the third floor complex. Their actions were videoed and then posted on Snap Chat.
It is not known if the dolphin was dead or alive when the photographs were taken. They were subsequently shared by Cork radio station Red FM on their Facebook page:
“I got these photos this morning from a friend. Apparently they’re doing the rounds. They’re disgusting. I think it’s a seal or dolphin.”
The radio announcer continued:
“The poor animal. I don’t know how or why they did this. It’s appalling. It seems to be students. I was a student myself once, and I know what goes on. Most of it is harmless fun, but this is disgraceful.”
An employee at the complex discovered the dead body of the animal lying on the grass the next morning. He was instructed to properly wrap and dispose of the mammal’s remains. A spokesperson for the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals condemned the action:
“The mind boggles with people’s stupidity. Anybody with any level of cop-on would know it’s not right. They’ll think twice before they do something like this again,” the representative stated.
The Parchment Square Student Accommodation where the disturbing incident occurred has not commented.
The police reported they were not aware of the incident.
(Photos of dead porpoise via Snap Chat and the Irish Mirror)
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