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Dolphins Drag British Girl, 10, Underwater during 'Ethical' Swimming

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Two bottlenose dolphins dragged a frightened schoolgirl underwater and left her injured after a swimming experience with the animals went wrong.

Lexi Yeo, ten, was in the water with the sea creatures at Dolphin Discovery in Cancun, Mexico, when they suddenly turned on her.

Her mother Laura-Jane Yeo watched in horror as the youngster was submerged during the TUI holiday.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/dolphins-drag-british-girl-10-underwater-during-ethical-swimming-experience-172609447.html

Nobody expects to be in danger on an organised event on holiday, although we must also be aware that animals are essentially 'wild'.

tumblespots
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Mango4
Mango42 months ago

Your link to the news story isn't working .

Personally I am against using animals in such a manner anyway, Saw these Dolphin swims in Florida, one group after another constantly throughout the day swimming with the same Dolphins, sure the poor animals just wanted to be left alone to swim , play and relax by themselves . Saw exactly the same thing in Lanzarote but with Camel rides , working the animals constantly all day in the hot sun just to make money.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago
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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

tumblespots Thanks that works fine

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

The link works, but seems LD breaks its functionality. tumblespots

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago

Rockman Yep, I don't think it likes the yahoo links much 🐞

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Not really the dolphins fault is it. They are wild animals so always going to be a risk. I guess for whatever reason they were stressed out & turned. Iv read the article & it appears people are still swimming with the same dolphins so lesson have been learnt 🙄

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago

Yes?! I hate the expression 'lessons have been learned' it always seems to equate to never mind, we won't change a thing!🐞

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

tumblespots Yep! I think it equates to 'Never mind the risks to people or stress to animals, theres money to be made here' sadly!

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

Let's say: A dog shoots a woman. Who would you arrest? The dog?

Animals as smart as they are (sometimes more than humans) are still unable to stop themselves as they don't know right from wrong (sometimes they do, sure).

By the way, that about a dog, it actually happened and she survived it. It was an accident.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago

Animals will always be animals and we should be more wary of them and stop trying to make them human. 🐞

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

Monkeys have a lot of similarities with humans, and pigs too in terms of their insides. tumblespots

It's just fascinating, but make them human? That doesn't seem possible.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven2 months ago

yeah I think its total exploitation and complacency on our part....lessons leaned my left elbow!

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