Dolphin is killed by axes and sticks horrirbly

 Harm to animals is common in our society. More than 200 million animals are killed for food around the world every day – just on land. Including wild-caught and farmed fishes, we get a total closer to ” 3 billion animals killed daily “Their deaths are sometimes truly horrific. There is an example of it:

A rare gangetic dolphin is beaten to death by using axes and sticks until the ganga water turned red with it’s blood. In Uttar Pradesh. Partapgarh  3 men using axe and lathis to kill rare gangetic dolphin and they laugh after watching blood.

Inspector Jitendra Singh, Kunda circle, Pratapgarh, told that three of them have been arrested. Rahul, 20 years, son of Ayodhya Prasad, Anuj 20 years, son of Ram Pal, and Rahul, 19 years, son of Chote Lal, were arrested Thursday. ”The three men were booked by the police on December 31 after they were seen in the video in which they hacked the dolphin in the waters till it bled to death and had sent the dolphin’s body for post-mortem.

Why ganges River dolphins are in danger

Gangetic river dolphins were declared as the National Aquatic Animal of India in 2009.

While no exact count is available, various estimates suggest that the Gangetic dolphin population in India could be about 2,500-3,000. However, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo had told Lok Sabha last year that there were about 1,272 dolphins in Uttar Pradesh and 962 in Assam.

The habitat of the Ganges river dolphin is within one of the most  populated areas of the world.. This has led to fewer fish for people and more dolphins dying as a result of accidentally being caught in fishing nets. The Ganges river dolphin is still hunted for meat and oil, which are both used medicinally. The oil is also used to attract catfish in net fishery.  They are also sometimes injured by machines in the water or accidentally caught in fishing nets.

1.3bn litres of waste flows into Ganga every day. So high levels of pollution can directly kill prey species and dolphins, and completely destroy their habitat. As the top predator, river dolphins have been known to have high levels of persistent toxic chemicals in their bodies, which is likely to adversely affect their health.

Ganges river dolphins are also listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List. 


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