Reward offered,someone shot pregnant dolphin

Reward offered – someone shot and killed a pregnant dolphin

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On Monday, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced the offering of a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever fatally shot a pregnant dolphin. According to HSUS, the dolphin would have given birth soon if she had not been killed.

The cruel case

In late April, someone shot the dolphin in Waveland, Mississippi. HSUS stated:

After her preserved remains were closely examined in mid-July , authorities determined that her death was not a routine stranding, but was the result of being shot.

The crime

Shooting a dolphin, or any marine mammal, is a federal crime, punishable by up to $100,000 in fines and up to 1 year in jail. HSUS stated:

Dolphins are generally unafraid of boats and people and their graceful appearance and playful behavior has made them a much beloved animal by the American public.

“It takes a truly callous person to shoot such a beautiful animal,” said Sharon Young, the marine field director for the Humane Society of the United States. “The fact that she was pregnant and close to giving birth makes this a double tragedy. We hope our reward will help federal law enforcement officials find the perpetrator of this horrible crime.”

Reward for information

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating this case. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at 1-800-853-1964 or the Slidell, Louisiana, Enforcement Field Office at 985-643-6232. Tips may be left anonymously.

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8 replies
  1. JEANETTE says:

    too bad the a hole that did this horrible deed can’t be found and do the same thing to him/her/them.
    people suck.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    Someone knows who did this and hope the reward is enough to turn this scum,vile,sub human in. If you know about it and don’t contact law enforcement, you could also be implicated as an accessory especially if you don’t say anything about the cretin who did this. Hope they find out the killer of this pregnant dolphin and do the same to him. No need to jail him.

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  3. Kat says:

    Whoever did this needs the same thing done to them! If that dolphin swam up to them and then was shot at point blank range this “person” should have the same thing done to them! One less piece of trash on this earth! Throw their carcass in the ocean and let the sharks feast!

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  4. Red says:

    I hope someone BRAGS about this vile deed….and then gets reported, arrested, and thrown in jail for many, many, many years. No reason what so ever to hurt this beautiful dolphin!

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  5. Denine Mishoe says:

    Humanity has truly sunk to its lowest depths. We haven’t become more enlightened with each new century, we’ve become more animalistic and monstrous. Most of us really do deserve Hell with whatever method God chooses to send us there! GOD DAMN POS! Zero Tolerance! No more nicey-nicey… slap on the hand for any offense. Shoot these bastards down, first offense, in the most heartless manner possible!

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