1,100 mutilated dolphins have washed up on French beaches
11 February 2020
A record number of mutilated dolphins have washed up on the shores of French beaches in 2019, alarming animal welfare groups globally.
France is now attempting to take action, although animal rights groups said it isn't enough.
According to the Associated Press, 1,100 dolphins have been found on the beaches of France's Atlantic coast since January. The dolphins were not only dead but had been badly mutilated, many with their fins cut off.
The massive amount of deaths is being blamed on the industrial fishing industry. Animal welfare groups worldwide have expressed concern, and France's ecology minister has launched a national campaign to protect them in the future.
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