POLL: Should fishermen in Peru be allowed to continue slaughtering dolphins? Shocking Video!

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Peruvian fishermen slaughtered dolphins to use as bait for shark fishing, an undercover investigation has revealed. Footage showed infant and adult dolphins being harpooned then stabbed and clubbed before, in some cases, being cut open and butchered while still alive. The slaughtered dolphins were cut up and used as bait. Dolphins are also killed for human consumption in Peru even though it is illegal.

Up to 15,000 dolphins are being killed in this way every year by Peruvian long-line shark-fishing fleets, according to three organisations – Peruvian NGO Mundo Azul, US NGO Blue Voice and the UK-based Ecostorm agency – involved in the month-long investigation.

The footage was filmed secretly on two shark-fishing boats and numerous interviews with fishermen corroborate that dolphin killing is common practice.

“We videotaped from the boat and in the water and what we saw was unimaginably horrific,” said Stefan Austermuhle, executive director of Mundo Azul, who spent 24 days on one shark-fishing boat off the Peruvian coast.

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“I just went numb looking at the pitiful dolphin being battered with a club. All I could do was continue recording the event, as well as the butchering of the sharks in the hope that making the world aware of this tragedy can somehow bring an end to it.

“The Peruvian fishermen endanger the survival of the dolphin species while pushing sharks towards a population collapse.”

Sharks too are killed – by cutting off their noses while still alive and pushing wires through their brains and down the spinal cord in order to immobilize them, the investigation showed.

Pregnant sharks caught alive are not returned to sea in order to guarantee the species’ survival but are slaughtered on board with their living babies dying between the carcasses.

The killing of dolphins has been illegal in Peru since 1997.


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The editorial content of this article was written and published by Dan Collyns for the Guardian.

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Karin Olsen

What about the Japanese!!!!!

Sue Curtis

HELL NO!!THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE EVEN STARTED!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Hell f*cking no

Guro Margrethe skjold
Guro Margrethe skjold

Stop

Mariette Zitta Vanseer

STOP DIERENLEED

Carla Renders

this is HITLERS work

Leigh Lofgren

The more I see and learn of our race, the more horrifed I am to be human. This world is crazy and full of inhumanity. This must be stopped and why is it continuing?

Anouk Picardo de Sousa

No no no

Sheeza Syed

I don't understand why these sick ppl always tourture animals who r human friendly

Lino Pugliari

People that vote yes should be euthanised!

Jim Duke

If this has been illegal since 1997 why is is continuing with ever increasing abuse. Killing pregnant dolphins to boot. Whatever happened to humanity. Stupidity and short sightedness seem to rule.

Pamela Winn

Signing all petitions, sharing, tweeting & voting. This just came to my attention recently:(( It's Horrific & beyond sad. Just like Taiji! Keep doing everything you can! ROAR!!! We have to be a Voice for the Voiceless!

Gladys Ery Diaz

Stop this!

Virginia Jacques

It has to stop the balance is changing in the seas what will happen when all the sharks and dolphins are dead purely for money you stupid idiots you can't eat money!

Marion Meier

stop the slaughtering of animals! we don't need their flesh!

Angela Darnley

Horrific!!

Barb Schmidt

15000? Wake up people there will be none left. Nor will there be any sharks left, then what will you kill to make money? Humans suck

Rosanna Gianfrancesco

STOP !!!

Markie Mikk

Stop these atrocities.

Joyce Rowland

Stop this horrific cruelty and abuse.

Cheryl Dolan
Cheryl Dolan

STOP murdering dolphins!

Sherie Haines

Stop killing dolphins and sharks….stop !!!

Sara McCarthy

This needs to stop immediately! I am speechless that they even do this.

Barbara Bernhard
Barbara Bernhard

STOP

Carmen Marti
Carmen Marti

Stupid assholes

Rooslyn Herrera
Rooslyn Herrera

God is in charge of all the people who do this ! pray and act !

Sonia Patrycja Olejarz
Sonia Patrycja Olejarz

Nein

Michael Eddy
Michael Eddy

Of course not!! Let common sense and the majority rule. Barbaric insult to humanity. Stop it now! No deliberation!!

Ute Christner
Ute Christner

hier muss viel mehr Schutz für die Tiere aufgebaut werden, sie sind so Wertvoll <3

Severine Mellinger

Stop killing dolphins and sharks. We must protect the oceans now before it's too late. Nobody has the right to kill animals like this! ! That's a shame and a desaster for our planet! Stop this please

Marleen Cuypers

Stop this madness! !!!!!!

Marleen Cuypers

Stop this maneschijn! !

Sepide Pna
Sepide Pna

all the killers of all kinds must be banned………. >:(

Maureen Ellen McGill

Is Peru a serious country to allow the killing of sharks and dolphins?

Jan Palmer
Jan Palmer

omg stop killing these intelligent beings!! yall are killing the eco system and screwing the planet, just coz your stone was wrong, dont mean to say to hell with it lets kill everything!!

Irina Gorlovitski

All species must be protected!!!! Human kind don't know when to stop, greed and cruelty takes over, and allot of creatures simply disappear.

Patrick Sutardjo
Patrick Sutardjo

Dolphins must be protected from all harm. Harming a dolphin as other animals as well is severe sin and entails severe karmic retribution. The Dolphin is a manifestation of Lord Krishna, the Supreme God, the Bhagavad Gita teaches.

Jacqueline C. Stack
Jacqueline C. Stack

No

Rita Höbel Bügler

This must stop, no killing the Dolphin

Heather Wesling
Heather Wesling

This needs to stop ! Not only the slaughter of dolphins but also sharks.Man is decimating the species on this planet and ultimately in destroying the balance of nature we are destroying ourselves!

Jeannette Turner
Jeannette Turner

Shame on the "human" race. Animals are not food, clothing, entertainment or to be experimented on. What Peru is doing to these dolphins and sharks is horrific! Go Vegan Everyone!!

Jeannette Turner
Jeannette Turner

Shame on the "human" race. Animals are not food, clothing, entertainment or to be experimented on. What Peru is doing to these dolphins and sharks is horrific! Go Vegan Everyone!!

Tanja Lyresäter
Tanja Lyresäter

…..make me insane! !!!!!!! Stop this barbaric savagery! !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tania Menna Barreto

These beings are so sensitive, so intelligent, and they do nothing to harm anybody, at the opposite, they help to save lives in the sea. Any animal killing is cruel, and should be considered a crime. Even pregnants! They have no respect or compassion whatesoever for anything. The poor babies die right there too.

Bodil Hegnby Larsen
Bodil Hegnby Larsen

This is insane!!!

Mary Barnes
Mary Barnes

Stop the evil killing of dolphins and sharks by evil morons

Nancy O'Neal

You will reap what you are sowing and it's a hideous picture. Remember that!

jim stalknecht
jim stalknecht

no words for this cruel practice

Kimberly Netha Forssander
Kimberly Netha Forssander

This is so cruel I'm speechless

Yolanda Wilson

STOP THE SENSELESS MURDERS OF OUR SEA FRIENDS!! They like everything on this (messed up) planet has a rite to live and no one has a rite to take that life away!!! ONLY GOD HAS A RITE TO TAKE AWAY LIFE!!!! STOP DESTROYING OUR HOME AND THEIR'S!!! Live and let live Respect and b respected!!!! STOP TAKING DOLPHINS AND WHALES FROM THEIR HOME FOR UR LUST OF THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!!!