Sign Petition To Find & Prosecute The Person Or Persons Who Killed A Pregnant Dolphin In Mississippi; $13K Reward If Arrest Is Made

When most people see a dolphin, their hearts fill with joy. Apparently, that was not the case for the heartless person who pulled out a gun and shot an innocent dolphin in Mississippi earlier this year.

If that wasn’t bad enough, when authorities performed a necropsy on the dead cetaecian, they found that she was pregnant. Tragically, both the mother and the unborn calf lost their lives because of the senseless shooting.

Lightkeepers, The Humane Society of the United States, CetLaw, Ocean Experience, the Animal Welfare Institute and Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder are offering a combined reward of $13,000.00 for information leading to the identification and prosecution of the culprit or culprits.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the organizations charged with implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), if caught, the culprit could face up to one year in prison and $100,000.00 in fines.

Since 2002, in the Northern Gulf region, which includes Mississippi, 24 dolphins have been found dead from human-inflicted injuries that were caused by guns and arrows while others were found impaled.

It is imperative that animal abusers are held responsible for their crimes and whoever killed this dolphin and her unborn calf must be caught and brought to justice.

Anyone with information should call either the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at 1-800-853-1964 or the Slidell, LA, Enforcement Field Office at 985-643-6232.

Please SIGN & SHARE this Care2 petition urging NOAA and any other authorities involved in the case to continue to search for the heinous person or persons responsible for these tragic deaths! SIGN HERE!

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