Igor Purlantov Favorite quote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Dark Side of Trendy Animal Photos
Selfies, GIFs, and viral videos can be deadly for wildlife. Just last week, an endangered baby dolphin diedafter beachgoers in Argentina hauled it out of the water to pose with it for photos. Also this monthtwo peacocks in a Chinese zoo died after being mishandled by visitors taking selfies. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which sets species’ conservation status, lists the La Plata dolphin asvulnerable to extinction, protectingit from hunting and capture in Argentina—but not from people passing one of them around until it died from dehydration.