Swimmers Harassed This Family of Terrified Dolphins. Demand Accountability!
Video and photo evidence allegedly shows a giant group of 33 swimmers in Hawaii “aggressively pursuing, corralling, and harassing” a pod of local dolphins – in violation of federal law.
The footage also appears to show several baby dolphins in the pod, making this interaction even scarier and potentially more devastating.
Dolphins and whales already have to contend with various forms of water pollution, overfishing, and warming ocean temperatures because of climate change. Humans should be trying to reduce our future impact as much as possible, and that includes leaving wildlife alone.
It is unclear if these people were tourists or not – but it seems highly likely, given that tourists often want to interact with local wildlife for the “experience.” Tourists or not, these people must be held accountable.