Some people get really excited when they're on vacation. Too excited. In fact, you could say they turn into mindless self-centered zombies who have no respect for the tourist attractions they visit. From vandalizing priceless historical sites to endangering wild animals only to take their photo, sadly, tourists have proven their stupidity time and time again. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the worst tourist behavior to remind you that taking some time off doesn't mean you have to turn off every brain cell of yours. So scroll through the entries and vow to never do anything like this anywhere on Earth!

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Killed For A Selfie: Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around By Tourists As They Posed For Photos With It On A Spanish Beach

Killed For A Selfie: Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around By Tourists As They Posed For Photos With It On A Spanish Beach

When tourists in southern Spain discovered a baby dolphin that had lost its mother, they started taking selfies with the animal instead of calling someone to rescue it. According to Daily Mail, the workers arrived at the scene 15 minutes later, but the animal had already died from stress. They blasted the 'selfishness' of tourists who are 'obsessed' with taking photos: "Cetaceans are very susceptible to stress, and crowding round it to take photos and to touch it causes them a big shock which greatly accelerates cardio-respiratory failure, which is what happened."

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Holli Burman
Community Member
11 months ago

This brings tears to my eyes.

Hans
Community Member
11 months ago

It makes the blood boil in my veins. How despicable humans can be.

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Kaisu
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11 months ago

I hope they were charged with animal cruelty

Miss Cris
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11 months ago

They weren't. Anything. :(

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Tahani
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11 months ago

No need to hide anyone's face, they are criminals and should be seen and charged as such!

jaysko
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10 months ago

I mean, to be fair the only one whose face is covered is a child, its not their fault their parents are ignorant assholes who are teaching them wrongly

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Klaudiia Sherbatzky
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11 months ago

this breaks my heart so much :( how can anyone be so ignorant?

Roger Haywood
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11 months ago

Bastards.

Shawn
Community Member
11 months ago

LOOK, DON'T TOUCH!!

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
10 months ago

Look Man, Don't Touch aka George Thurogood. Now he's a class act. Never seen him in concert, however, did hear him on a radio interview and he speaks his music. SO GOOD. OK I can't spell his last name. Over and Out

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Luis Milian
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11 months ago

the law should change to do exactly to those idiots who hurt any animal

Jack Dorian myers
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11 months ago (edited)

What if an animal shoved them underwater and took pictures

Logan Scaggs
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4 months ago

I wish it was that easy for them to get a taste of their own medicine.... but sadly they're ignorant to what they were doing

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Felix Feline
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11 months ago

That poor little baby must've been terrified by the hundreds of people. They even tossed it around so people could take selfies with the baby.

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
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11 months ago

I hate these people so much

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Rhon
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11 months ago

Murderers

PjandBolt
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11 months ago

Disgusting. Everyone says to save the earth and all that but when you actually have the chance to, you kill the animal for a stupid "cute pic for the insta". What do you "influencers" think is more important? A stupid pic that you're going to end up not liking anyways because you think you look ugly in it or an actual dying animal in need of it's mother?

Darlene Michuk
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10 months ago

BAD BAD BAD .See my comment above water.

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Miranda Noble
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11 months ago

idk why people are soooo f*cked up.... it's really disgusting how it's all about getting a "selfie". how literally obsessed people are. it makes my blood boil just having read this and now commenting about it.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
11 months ago

damn idiots, somebody should put them underwater for a while 'for pictures'. animal cruelty makes me angry

Laura Zaini
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11 months ago (edited)

my god I want to punch them all in the face!!!!

Kwj
Community Member
11 months ago

I get SO mad and frustrated with humans sometimes.. This makes me so sad for that poor animal and the rest of his/hers herd :(

Minnie-me
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11 months ago

I hate people

Pepper Pots
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11 months ago

Dam assholes, Im so angry right now, sad too (

Crystal Pearson
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11 months ago

I cant l00k at anymore, it makes me want to find those idiot fuckwads

debrina blackmoon
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10 months ago

i'm using "fuckwads" now

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Dani Lee
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11 months ago

Assholes

Letitia Hedding
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10 months ago

I think they should at least be charged

Anne Debecker
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10 months ago

Yes, and use facial recognition to severely punish these idiots

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Steve White
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11 months ago

Unbelievably stupid and cruel.

Ivy S
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11 months ago

This is actually making me cry

Linda Wanless Knittle
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11 months ago

I remember this, so sad and I hope people learn from this

BG Reynolds
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11 months ago

Idiots!

NQ L
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11 months ago

People are so stupid.

Laura Pantazis
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11 months ago

Sadly, this dolphin was pretty much doomed. It would have died in nature if people hadn't gotten involved. The only way it had a chance was if a rescue team got to it in time.

Iris
Community Member
11 months ago

This make me sooooo angry !! How can some people be so stupid ??!!

Katinka Min
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11 months ago

YOU F*CKING C*NTS!!!!!!!

Nadine
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11 months ago

This makes me unbelievably ANGRY!!!

boredpanDaman
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11 months ago

im downvotingbcs itsterrible... the human ego...

NanZ
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11 months ago

They obviously have 0 brain cells! That is so sad to have to lose a living, breathing animal, especially a baby so some idiots can take pictures. I hope it haunts them for a very long time.

Iapetos
Community Member
11 months ago

Makes me want to hold their head underwater for a veery long time.

Anne Debecker
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10 months ago

Obviously we will not do it but it feels good to say it and write it!

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Lola
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11 months ago

My stomach feels like it turned upside down. I hope they get prosecuted for this.

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Shitty humans. Let's leave nature and her beings in peace, eh?

Pepper Pots
Community Member
11 months ago

Damd assholes

ThatOneOwl
Community Member
11 months ago

omg do these people even think?

Iapetos
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11 months ago

Verifiably, they don't.

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mntryjoseph
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10 months ago

Selfish jerks!

Christy Smith
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10 months ago

This fucking sucks, fucking assholes!

Catherine Matheson
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10 months ago

It’s True! People ARE that stupid! (And thoughtless and egotistical- and that’s why Trump can carry on doing whatever he wants.

Anne Debecker
Community Member
10 months ago

You're absolutely right, it's a disaster all by itself! Unfortunately, Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) and Matteo Salvini (Italy) are from the same basket and they drive their own country to social misery, cultural impoverishment and ecological disaster ... Too many people vote for them and those who could vote are fatalistic or lazy to go put their ballot in the right box! In my country, we all have to vote and I think it's right.

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Leslie Lunsford
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10 months ago

how stupid are people

Bacony
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10 months ago

you... killed... a... BABY???

Marta Ramirez
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10 months ago

Monsters! Low lives!

Suz Anne
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10 months ago

I hate people.

Tania Amina
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10 months ago

FUCKERS!

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

I knew this page was going to piss me off. There should have been charges levied against these assholes.

sunnyrei82
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10 months ago

IDIOTS. Killing a poor animal just for a f*cking selfie. UGH.

Cindy Snow
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11 months ago

Wow what insensitive asshats. RIP dolphin.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
11 months ago

Appalling!

Remi
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11 months ago

Stupid human race...

...
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11 months ago

aren't there laws stating it's illegal to handle wildlife????

Anne Debecker
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10 months ago

In any case, they do not feel guilty, not concerned. They react in a primary and selfish way ... Do they even read and understand the laws? They do not care, what matters is just the photo and the rest, they wash their hands. No doubts, no remorse, no regrets ...

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J. Zingler
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11 months ago

:(

Monika Rhodes
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11 months ago

I hope they'll all burn in hell!!!

Rarrduu GC
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11 months ago

Fools!

TheAnimeGirl
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11 months ago

Um Wtaf is wrong with you!!!!

Valereee
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10 months ago

Thankfully a lot of people are not so thoughtless ( I hope) 😖🙏

Mingi Football
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10 months ago

Disgusting humans. Humans are the destroyer of earth and mother nature! I hate them!

Ashley Say Whaat?!?
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10 months ago

I def would have had a fit if I was there and saw this and without a doubt would have called the cops and animal control or whoever to make these people release this poor baby. That's really upsetting and just plain stupid on their part. Did they not stop for one second to think of how much stress they induced on this poor baby and probably it's mother also!?! I'm so saddened by this. If ppl would just think less about themselves and more about the needs of others (animals included)...

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

Or maybe if they just turned their brains on at all.

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Michelle Chevalier
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10 months ago

IDIOTS!

Bluebell Rizzi
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10 months ago

I could strangle them

HK INFLUENSTER
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10 months ago

we are fucked

Kanga9ine
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10 months ago

It never ceases to amaze me how people treat living things like some toy. If they break them, they throw them and wait for someone to clean up their crap. And the unbelievable lack of simple human kindness is a concept so design to so many. Shame on all the shark killers on our seas after jaws came out. The careless wasting of dolphins in nets. The savagery of dogs bred to kill. The torture inflicted on anything that can make us think we are superior fo killing. I am so fed up with the treatment of every living thing, animal, mineral or vegetable by the people who think we, as humans, are top of the food chain? Please. We are more savage than any beast who is fortunate not to have the ability to make life so ridiculously confusing. Why do we feel such sorrow at saying the last elephant or rhino or Siberian tiger was killed today. And why do we we feel such sorrow at not saying the last kindergartener or teacher or people who are out to hear some music was shot today.

Magpie
Community Member
10 months ago

In New Zealand, the tourist boat I went on explained the laws to protect the sea animals. And the fines.

Anne Debecker
Community Member
10 months ago

Bravo! Excellent, that's advised tourism intelligently. Now, we must see if people continue to think before acting ... Some, when they are on vacation, obey only their own limits and God knows how unclear they are ...

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Frozengeckolover
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10 months ago

Oh, no! That poor baby! Dolphins are so cool and he lost his mommy. That is so sad!

Melissa D
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10 months ago

This is so sad. I hate people like this. R I p beautiful angel. They should ha e been charged

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

OMG!!! :'(

Justwannasay
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm speechless with our behaviour as human. It's like most of us are programmed to satisfied ourself without considering others and the consequences of our action!

AP
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh the sad irony. The appreciation of life....by killing it...

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
11 months ago

sad

carolsowerby@cox.net
Community Member
11 months ago

Any signs to educate these people?

miaow
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm sad to even see this pictures. Just bc we pull fish out of sea to consume doesnt mean every single fish is up for grabs. KNOW your fish!! Know the sea world better. Baby dolphin rip

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

Dolphins aren’t fish—they’re sea mammals.

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Amanda DuPont
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11 months ago

we need to stop the 'likes' culture and having to have the best selfie etc.....people will stop at nothing to outdo one another in this respect....

Anne Debecker
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10 months ago

You say an absolute truth !

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Theory Buchannon
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11 months ago

WHAAAAAAAAAA NO Thats why I hate humans

Applemonkey
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2 months ago

Wankers. I hope they enjoyed their Instagram likes. Fuck them to hell.

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
4 months ago

That poor baby! What if they were held underwater for a very long time?

Steve Gad
Community Member
4 months ago

Brainless tossers.

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
8 months ago

idiots

Christy Horton
Community Member
9 months ago

Things like this should have such a steep fine, people are terrified to touch it unless professionals are contacted.

Vilkas
Community Member
9 months ago

Miserable twats.

08rowland
Community Member
10 months ago

DIE U PEOPLE

08rowland
Community Member
10 months ago

W--why

Mary DemersMoore
Community Member
10 months ago

Some people don't care about anything or anyone but theiirself. What a shame. They should be arrested

deanna woods
Community Member
10 months ago

Why do we humans think that it is perfectly reasonable to behave like this just because we are on vacation. That baby dolphin was probably already scared from being away from its mother.

Katrina A
Community Member
10 months ago

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

jevais
Community Member
10 months ago

Blood basters! May they one day live such disgusting behavior! Why nobody stop these idiots?

jevais
Community Member
10 months ago

Bloody basters! What's wrong with these poor excuses for humans. If I had been there I'd have made such a scandal to make these brainless bipèdes stop their selfish doings.

Kjorn
Community Member
10 months ago

i hate Fucking selfies.

Marissa Hagerman
Community Member
10 months ago

ONE picture of it in the water is fine,but seriously?

Paula Wolanski
Community Member
10 months ago

That's awful. People should know that dolphins will get a heart attack from the slightest provocation. We don't know why, but we have to be very careful with them. Rest in peace sweet little guy

Midna Geno
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm proud to be photo shy, I don't like taking selfies. This is horrible. Poor baby Dolphin.

Dinah Goodman
Community Member
10 months ago

God, this makes me so angry!

Louise leGresley
Community Member
10 months ago

assholes ...

Cynthia Campbell
Community Member
10 months ago

Kill those bastards! Identify them and KILL them!

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
10 months ago

This is so despicable! I just want to bang all there heads together, and knock some sense into them! GRRR People can be so stupid, and you can't fix stupid!!!

Debi Biderman
Community Member
10 months ago

Shmucks

Bella Bee
Community Member
10 months ago

This is just awful. People like this believe that humans are so much more important than other living creatures.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
10 months ago

Congrats. You have selfies of yourselves killing a baby

Larry Walser
Community Member
10 months ago

If i was there i would soooooooooo end there vacation

Patty Tripp
Community Member
10 months ago

Another example of humanity at it's worst.

Felicia Dale
Community Member
10 months ago

Despicable behavior!

Katy F
Community Member
10 months ago

This is just horrible :(

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
10 months ago

We believe in karma !!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
10 months ago

It would help to know, if those idiots were caught and severely punished, and I don't mean a mere slap on the wrist, many laws regarding animal abuse, are not worth the paper they are written on !!!

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
10 months ago

I truly hate people.

Ruth King
Community Member
10 months ago

Too sad. Humans disgust me...I'll take an animal over humans any day...

Just saying
Community Member
10 months ago

And think of the frantic dolphin mother as well - these creatures are intelligent and social.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
10 months ago

OK - Turn the tables. Drag a couple of tourists out and have my companions hold the tourist underwater while shooting a dozen underwater photos.

Sue Clifford
Community Member
10 months ago

Humans are the only animal that kill for pleasure. This is beyond sadness..

A E
Community Member
10 months ago

human beings are the worst species on this planet.

Alice.in.wonderland
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg im literally crying

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
10 months ago

I am appalled!

DT Oltman
Community Member
10 months ago

A--holes!

Viv Hart
Community Member
10 months ago

So stupid!

Paige Garberding
Community Member
10 months ago

When humans suck the root.

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
10 months ago

reading this just made me nauseous.

Margaret Clarke
Community Member
10 months ago

So many gross things happening because humans "must touch." This goes with the little kids hurt by animals in zoos because either someone wasn't watching them or deliberately encouraged them to bypass fences, etc.

Hyacinth Ywayan
Community Member
10 months ago

so sad

Sadie Jayne
Community Member
10 months ago

Makes you Wonder why God wasted His time making humans.... we ruin everything we touch.

Geri Stevens
Community Member
10 months ago

I hate most humans. I'm thrilled that we are a short-lived species. But the damage we have done and are doing to this planet is beyond comprehension. Fuck off and die people. There. I said it.

Norma Williamson
Community Member
10 months ago

they are total jerks!

Diane Patrick
Community Member
10 months ago

Idiots! 😡😡😡

DavidWJW
Community Member
10 months ago

It seems to be selfies and technology that cause most of these f#*k ups!

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
10 months ago

Bastards.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
10 months ago

Unfortunately, they were probably Americans (I'm an American).

Kim Steadman
Community Member
10 months ago

so sad

Lucy Lou
Community Member
10 months ago

This is just plain horrible.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
10 months ago

May they personally experience that which they have done to this poor creature.

Ana M
Community Member
10 months ago

I can kill every one of those beasts.

Gigi Baldez
Community Member
10 months ago

Egotistical selfish bastards anything for Social media - they need to get a real f_____g life!

Miguel Rosas
Community Member
10 months ago

That's bad but it probably was ignorance not knowing holding the way they did would kill it.

Steve Barker
Community Member
10 months ago

Douche bags.

Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
10 months ago

I hate this story (and those people) so much...

Mark CM
Community Member
10 months ago

Cunts.

Nikki Angulo
Community Member
10 months ago

Dumbasses

Judith B Myers
Community Member
10 months ago

Breaks my heart

Natalie Geer
Community Member
10 months ago

Im crying

Anne Debecker
Community Member
10 months ago

I am horrified by the irresponsibility and imbecility of these people! Poor innocent little dolphin, terrorized and promised an unworthy death by STUPID GENTS :-(

Mary Hayden
Community Member
10 months ago

Jerks

Panda Panda
Community Member
10 months ago

Cunts

Hezakiah Levinson
Community Member
11 months ago

Except not true.It was washed up dead when people took pics..https://metro.co.uk/2016/02/19/apparently-that-dolphin-wasnt-killed-by-tourists-taking-selfies-5705566/

Foxxy
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Actually there are a few different incidences where people have killed baby dolphins and this one that is in the image was one of them. Whilst marine specialists did say it would be likely the dolphin would have died anyway in the wild. The people handling it, dehydrating it and suffocating it hastened its demise in a more stressful way. This incident pictured was in Spain, the one you linked was in Argentina. https://www.travelandleisure.com/animals/tourists-kill-baby-dolphin-for-selfies

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M Dream
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11 months ago

f u

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#2

Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

The so-called “duckbill” sandstone formation was one of Oregon’s icons, protected by a fence to keep away people because it was unstable. However, this didn’t stop some vandals from climbing over the fence and pushing and pulling on the rock formation. Eventually, they knocked the rock down. Allegedly, the group of people did this because one of their friends had broken their leg because of the “duckbill”. The famous landmark was also known as “Pedestal Rock” and “that Pacific Northwest rock.”

lauralawsonvisconti , The Oregonian Report

Shawn
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11 months ago

Those morons should all have their legs broken...

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#3

Tourists Chase Peacocks, Rip Out Their Tail Feathers At Beijing Zoo

Tourists Chase Peacocks, Rip Out Their Tail Feathers At Beijing Zoo

A Beijing wildlife park near the Great Wall became the scene of some serious animal cruelty. Chinese tourists were spotted chasing and catching peacocks, and then ripping out feathers from their tails. Some tourists tried to stop them but they were unsuccessful. The violent offenders did not stop until they scared away the last peacock.

yunnan.cn Report

Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
11 months ago

Some humans are just a blight on the earths surface.

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#4

Mob Of Tourists At Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach Prevents Sea Turtles From Nesting

Mob Of Tourists At Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach Prevents Sea Turtles From Nesting

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is one place where olive ridley sea turtles nest. Unfortunately for them, hundreds of tourists swarmed the beach and scared the turtles away, meaning a large number of them didn’t lay eggs. These tourists were angling for some good photos: some of them even stood on top of turtle nests, while others put their kids on top of the animals.

sitraminaecr Report

Kaisu
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I don't understand how people can be so damn selfish

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#5

Tourists Break Into Eco Park And Strip Away All Its Lotus Flowers

Tourists Break Into Eco Park And Strip Away All Its Lotus Flowers

Tourists picked all the lotus flowers in the Longqiao Cultural and Ecological Park which is located in Sichuan, China. The park was supposed to reopen soon, but had to stay closed after the tourists’ actions. Summer blossom season started in June and ever since then, Chinese tourists have been breaking into the park to pick the flowers. However, some tourists did more than that: they also went fishing by the stream and destroyed the park fences. Since March, the fences were mended five times so far. A park representative stated that they “cannot control the tourists.”

asiaone Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
11 months ago

Arrest one of them for 20 years and set and example

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#6

Schoolboy, 15, Exposed As Egypt’s Ancient Temple Graffiti Vandal

Schoolboy, 15, Exposed As Egypt’s Ancient Temple Graffiti Vandal

A 15-year-old Chinese teenager from Nanjing named Ding Jinhao scratched his name into Ancient Egyptian artwork at the Temple of Luxor, on the East bank of the Nile. Internet users quickly found the culprit, eventually forcing the boy’s parents to apologize for what he did. The teenager wrote: “Ding Jinhao was here” in Mandarin on the 3,500-year-old artwork.

weibo Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
11 months ago

you have to blame this on the parents! this is very disrespectful

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#7

Man Climbed Onto The Pedestal The Statue Sits Upon, Attempted To Take A Selfie And Knocked The Statue Over

Man Climbed Onto The Pedestal The Statue Sits Upon, Attempted To Take A Selfie And Knocked The Statue Over

One more victim of tourists who wanted to take selfies was the nearly 130-year-old Dom Sebastiao statue in Lisbon, Portugal. A person climbed onto the pedestal because they wanted to take an impressive photo, but things ended badly. Very badly. The tourist knocked the statue over and broke it into pieces. Police officers arrested the perpetrator after they tried to run away.

Ewan Munro , Infraestruturas de Portugal Report

Kaisu
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm glad they were arrested at least, I hope they got a hefty fine

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Tourist Knocked Down The Saint Michael Statue While Trying To Take A Selfie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Tourist Knocked Down The Saint Michael Statue While Trying To Take A Selfie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Another attempt to take an impressive selfie ended very badly. One tourist seriously messed up when they destroyed the statue of Saint Michael at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The visitor knocked down the statue when they backed up a bit too far for the selfie. The statue of Saint Michael shattered in such a way that it was impossible to repair it.

MIR Report

Shawn
Community Member
11 months ago

So much history that can survive countless things except the modern moron glued to their phone..

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#9

Bison Calf Euthanized After Yellowstone Tourists Put It In Their Car To 'Keep It Warm'

Bison Calf Euthanized After Yellowstone Tourists Put It In Their Car To 'Keep It Warm'

Two tourists thought they were doing a good deed when in fact they were dooming an animal. The pair found a bison calf near a road in Yellowstone National Park and put it into their car so it would be warm. This act sealed the baby bison’s fate: it was no longer clear where it came from and which bison was its mother, meaning it couldn’t be reunited with its herd. What’s more, it started approaching people and cars on the road, creating dangerous situations. The bison had to be euthanized because two tourists couldn’t leave wildlife alone like they should have.

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Shawn
Community Member
11 months ago

This is like the people saving a "turtle" by tossing it into a nearby water source when it's really a tortoise that they just doomed to drowning..

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#10

Russian Tourist Fined $24,000 For Colosseum Graffiti

Russian Tourist Fined $24,000 For Colosseum Graffiti

CNN reported that authorities in Rome have slapped a 20,000 euros ($24,800) fine on a Russian tourist who carved his name into one of the city's most famous historic landmarks. The 42-year-old man was apprehended after a guard at the Colosseum saw him scratch the letter "K" in a section of brickwork. The graffiti was found on a ground floor section of the nearly-2,000 year-old structure where restoration work was taking place.

"The damage to the monument is notable," site superintendent Mariarosaria Barbera said. "The incision cut out part of the surface of the structure and compromises its conservation and image."

Courtesy Superintendence of the Archeological sites of Rome Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
11 months ago

not enough

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#11

Yellowstone Hot Spring Turning Green Because Of Tourists Throwing In "Good Luck" Coins

Yellowstone Hot Spring Turning Green Because Of Tourists Throwing In "Good Luck" Coins

A hot spring pool found in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, changed color from crystal blue to yellow-green because tourists kept on throwing coins and rocks into it. The pool is known as Morning Glory, and has recently been nicknamed “Fading Glory” due to how much it has changed. Tourists throw in coins and rocks because they hope that good luck will then follow them. The debris stuck in the pool’s vents has slowed down the water’s circulation, dropping the temperature and allowing the proliferation of bacteria that produce the unusual pigmentation.

onza04 Report

Shawn
Community Member
11 months ago

Way to go morons.. we can't have anything nice..

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#12

Jerk Tourists Chase Endangered Tibetan Antelopes For Photos, Get Fined

Jerk Tourists Chase Endangered Tibetan Antelopes For Photos, Get Fined

Seven people were fined for pursuing a herd of Tibetan antelopes with their cars. Driving two white SUVs, they trespassed into Selincuo National Nature Reserve in an attempt to take pictures of the animals. When the speeding cars got dangerously close to the antelopes, anonymous witnesses filmed and captured the illegal actions. After people started posting the footage on Weibo (China's equivalent of Twitter), it caused a huge backlash as netizens expressed anger over what they believed to be a careless and dangerous way to photograph the creatures. Later, Lhasa police made an official statement saying that the drivers had been detained and the cars they had hidden had been found. Eventually, the Forestry Department of the Tibet Autonomous Region published the results of the investigation, imposing a penalty of 15,000 yuan (2,257 US dollars) on each of the suspects. The reserve's caretakers responsible had their basic allowance suspended for three months and the local administrative departments were also blamed for the incident.

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Neon Petra
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

That's $22 000 AU. Hope the antelopes were okay. (EDIT: Oops. Yeah. Not $22 000.)

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Tourists Destroy Beautiful Azalea Trees In Bloom In China: Some Even Use Branches For Barbecue

Tourists Destroy Beautiful Azalea Trees In Bloom In China: Some Even Use Branches For Barbecue

Spring symbolizes rebirth, but this doesn’t give anyone a license to destroy nature for their own pleasure. The Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in China always draws in tourists who want to enjoy the blooming azalea trees. However, not all tourists are happy with just looking. Some of them broke off branches from the beautiful trees, others picked flowers, while there were even some who pulled trees up with their roots. All of this was for the sake of some pretty photos. One group of vandals even used some branches to start a barbecue.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
11 months ago

I hate people most of the times. they deserve to get slapped in the face!

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The Beach Near My House After The Tourists Left

The Beach Near My House After The Tourists Left

Recently, Margate beach in United Kingdom was covered with empty bottles, paper plates and other dirty "leftovers." According to the BBC, Thanet District Council cleaned up the litter and is trying to identify those responsible.

"We love to see people enjoying our beautiful sandy beaches but the mess that was left on Saturday was shocking and heartbreaking to see," Bob Bayford, the council leader said.

"There were a number of groups on the beach on Saturday and permission had been granted for a 500-person event, at the Nayland Rock end."

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Neon Petra
Community Member
11 months ago

How dare they. And so close to the ocean as well!

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Tourists’ Selfie Mania Destroys Rare Pink Grass

Tourists’ Selfie Mania Destroys Rare Pink Grass

South China Morning Post reported that a field of pink, cloud-like grass flowers in a park in eastern China had to be cut down on Sunday after it was trampled by selfie-taking tourists. These flowers bloom for about two months every autumn, but those in the Binjiang riverside park in the city of Hangzhou were completely destroyed. Photos published by various Chinese media outlets show tourists ignoring rope barriers and flattening the 10-acre area.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
11 months ago

hate to say it, but Chinese people have no respect anywhere.

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People Allegedly Destroying Stone Pillars At Hampi

People Allegedly Destroying Stone Pillars At Hampi

After a few vandals were caught on camera destroying the pillars of the Vishnu temple at the UNESCO world heritage site in Hampi, India, the locals started demanding strict action against them. Roughly a week after the video surfaced, Karnataka police have arrested four people.

All of them confessed to the vandalism. "They were excited [about] seeing the monuments in Hampi," Ballari SP Arun Rangarajan said. "They claim to have toppled the pillar in sheer excitement. They had no idea how historically significant Hampi is."

"All four have been [receiving death threats] since the video went viral."

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It became the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. By 1500 CE, it was the world's second-largest medieval-era city (surpassed only by Beijing), attracting traders all the way from Persia and Portugal.

Hampi's ruins are spread over 4,100 hectares (16 sq mi) and UNESCO described it as an "austere, grandiose site" of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India.

Kandukuru Nagarjun , PraveenMohanET Report

Kaisu
Community Member
11 months ago

"They claim to have toppled the pillar in sheer excitment" wtf, who destroys something just because they're excited

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Tourists Destroy Natural Wonder By Carving ‘Send Nudes’ Into It

Tourists Destroy Natural Wonder By Carving ‘Send Nudes’ Into It

One of Iceland’s famous moss-covered hills was vandalized. Tourists carved in the words “send nudes” into the hill in South Iceland, which means the moss could take many years to regrow. This is far from the only time that tourists targeted this hill — there are more words (and names) carved into the hill. A local tour guide Gunnar Birgisson told the media that an Icelander started the trend when he wrote his name on the hill many years ago.

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Shawn
Community Member
11 months ago

Only a twaffle would do that..

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Tourist Spotted Burying Used Diaper In The Sand On Boracay Beach

Tourist Spotted Burying Used Diaper In The Sand On Boracay Beach

A viral video of tourists burying a soiled diaper in the beach in the Philippines prompted local authorities to close the area for water quality tests. After determining that the water quality remained safe, the Boracay Interagency Task Force reopened the area later in the day.

"This is an unfortunate incident pero [but] we will not tolerate those who violate the law whether foreigner or local. [Everyone should follow the law],” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat told CNN Philippines. She said that authorities will work on aggressively informing tourists about beach rules and regulations.

In April 2018, the world-famous Boracay island underwent a six-month closure and rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte called the island a “cesspool.”

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
11 months ago

Might be disgusting but I'd dig it out and throw it in her face!

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Tourists Destroy Priceless Italian Monument While Trying To Take A Selfie

Tourists Destroy Priceless Italian Monument While Trying To Take A Selfie

Selfies aren’t harmless. Locals living in the city of Cremona, Italy, can certainly attest to that. One of the crowning jewels of Cremona is the well-known “Two Hercules” statue. Unfortunately, two tourists broke the marble crown that sits atop the coat-of-arms, flanked by a pair of figures. The incident happened when the tourists climbed on the statue and were taking a selfie. The duo at fault are still to be located.

Николай Максимович , Corriere Report

nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

Selfie is now just short for Selfish

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Photos Taken By Bali Dive School Shows Coral Defaced With Writing Etched In

Photos Taken By Bali Dive School Shows Coral Defaced With Writing Etched In

When dive centre OK Divers posted photos of a coral that has been intentionally defaced with words and names etched into it, people were absolutely outraged. As the post went viral, the divers used the opportunity to send an important message: "Like many of you, we believe that their dive guide should have known better than to let them do this," OK Divers said. "Nonetheless, the diver has come forward, they are truly sorry. Even though it won't help the coral, we appreciate their honesty and believe they have learned a lesson they will never forget ... [we ask you to] think of what we all can do to prevent such things from happening and how we can protect the precious underwater world."

OK Divers Report

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
11 months ago

What thought comes to ur head to think this is ok

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Indonesian Tourists Vandalize Olmec Monumental Sculptures In Tabasco

Indonesian Tourists Vandalize Olmec Monumental Sculptures In Tabasco

Two tourists from Indonesia vandalized a grand total of 15 sculptures in the La Venta Museum and Park in Tabasco, Mexico. The pair sprayed liquid oil on the archaeological pieces, one of which was the giant Olmec head (pictured), also known as the “The Old Warrior.” What makes things even worse is the fact that the sculptures that were damaged by the tourists dated back to 1,000 BC.

alexandersr , Jaime Ávalos/EFE Report

Lilla Bence
Community Member
11 months ago

Hm, I just wonder, what is the point in spraying oil on a monument if not a deliberate act of destruction?

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2,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb In Spain Vandalized With Harry Potter References

2,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb In Spain Vandalized With Harry Potter References

According to The Olive Press, a 'Deathly Hallows' symbol appeared on the La Casa dos Mouros dolmen in Vigo, Galicia. Despite it being a protected site, Mayor Oscar Dominguez didn't want to give the vandal any credit: "Maybe JK Rowling dropped by to promote her latest spin-off,” he joked. "Either way, it is clear that the graffiti was carried out by an amateur in the world of magic."

ancient-origins , galiciapuebloapueblo Report

Roger Haywood
Community Member
11 months ago

What a moron.

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Tourists Damage Ancient Landform Where Dinosaurs Roamed

Tourists Damage Ancient Landform Where Dinosaurs Roamed

A group of Chinese tourists damaged a 200,000-year-old land formation in a geopark in Zhangye, in central China. They bragged about it on a video-sharing platform called Douyin. The footage (now deleted) shows two men and a woman (not including the person behind the camera) walking on red and yellow stripes of sand, a signature of the Danxia land formation. There was a text next to the original upload: "Good things must be shared twice: we went through the back door and didn’t have to pay for a ticket. This area looks even better." 

"I destroyed a 6,000-year-old [formation]," a member of the group was heard saying.

According to Liang Xiaofeng, an assistant researcher at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the bottom layers of the Danxia landform date back to the Cretaceous period, about 40 million to 100 million years ago. "That’s the era from the show Dinosaur Corps Koseidon, when all the dinosaurs were active,” he told South China Morning Post. The sand layer damaged by the tourists was estimated to have been formed 200,000 to 400,000 years ago.

Local authorities have launched an investigation to find the tourists as soon as the video became public, and experts were called in to determine the damage. According to the government's statement, railings around the affected area which had not yet been opened to the public were also damaged. The city's government said it has set up measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Neon Petra
Community Member
11 months ago

Ugh. Just no.

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Japanese Bamboo Forest ‘Cries’ After Tourists Vandalize Trees

Japanese Bamboo Forest ‘Cries’ After Tourists Vandalize Trees

A bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan, started “crying” after inconsiderate tourists carved graffiti on the trees. The forest has been attracting tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking serenity, but at least 100 bamboo trees have been vandalized with English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese writings. While maintenance staff has managed to conceal the damages with some green tape, it was reported that the affected trees will eventually be cut down.

Casey Yee , EbisuyaArashiyama Report

Neon Petra
Community Member
11 months ago

I've been there. It's in Kyoto and you can literally see the horrible vandalism. I have one thing to say to anyone who thinks this is okay: This isn't cool. It's stupid, useless, and downright offensive.

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Tourists Allegedly Vandalize A Mosque In South Of Morocco

Tourists Allegedly Vandalize A Mosque In South Of Morocco

Local news website Tiznit37 reported that tourists who spent nearly a week in a resort called Boutbouqalt desecrated a mosque by leaving offensive insults and drawings on its walls. After this incident went viral, residents of Arbaa Ait Ahmed called the act “savagery,” demanding that the authorities intervene. The police were reported to have opened an investigation.

moroccoworldnews Report

Kaisu
Community Member
11 months ago

This is disgusting, vandalising any religion's holy places is so disrespectful

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Tourists Doing Stupid Things At Yellowstone National Park

Tourists Doing Stupid Things At Yellowstone National Park

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Pallavi D'Souza
Community Member
11 months ago

Why are there so many Chinese & Asians in the list, torturing animals & destroying nature? It as though they have utter disregard for the environment.

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