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August 06, 2020 - France 24

Why are butchered dolphins washing ashore in France's Brittany?

Why are butchered dolphins washing ashore in France's Brittany?
Body of dolphin washed ashoreCredit: Sea Shepherd

A photo posted online shows the butchered remains of a dolphin washed up on the beach in western France. This isn’t the first time that a dolphin, skinned or carved, has startled beachgoers in Brittany.

In early August, a beachgoer walking in La Torche, in the French department of Finistère, found the body of a dolphin whose upper dorsal section was completely carved out.

This picture shows one of several dead dolphins found over the weekend on beaches around La Torche. While it was the only one that was butchered, others had their tails cut off, a common practice used by fishermen to release dolphins trapped in nets.

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