(11-28-2012, 11:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(11-28-2012, 11:12 PM)yankees Wrote: People do stupid and cruel things, but most of the time it's about money. I bet it's fisherman killing them.
You mean deep sea fishermen are shooting dolphins while they wait for a nibble on their lines?
Quote: NOAA spokeswoman Allison Garrett told CNN that the most recent prosecution involved a Panama City, Florida, man who was convicted of throwing pipe bombs at dolphins. He was sentenced to two years in prison in 2009 for violating the federal conservation law and for possessing an explosive device as a convicted felon
The pipe bomber was a commercial fisherman. Playing pipe bomb catch with the local dolphins would explain the missing jaws.
Looks to be commercial fishermen who got annoyed. Annoying animal, too much free time, recipe for trouble. Dolphins apparently follow charter boats that are chumming (since it attracts fish) and scare the larger fish away.
Social comment found elsewhere:
"I can't explain why anyone would shoot a dolphin,"
He shouldn't have tried to fark my girlfriend.
She came onto him. He didn't do it on porpoise.
The screwdriver is hard to explain - that is close range hand to hand combat.
Dolphins aren't angels either. They practice infanticide, gang rape/pimping of female dolphins, killing porpoises for sport and occasionally killing female trainers (Orcas are large dophins). Older dolphins have numerous bite marks from combat.
Dolphins are relatively large predators (500 pounds for a common dolphin) and should be treated carefully.
Not a fan of mistreating animals. Would be nice to find a harmless way to repel them from charter boats.
Looked at the cove trailer. Japanese will make sushi out of anything. They are one of the few whaling nations left. It is going to be hard to rein them in. The dolphin populations appear either steady or slightly increasing. Bycatch has been reduced 99% but is still restraining population growth.