1100 mutilated dolphins found washed up on beaches in France

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A record number of dolphins’ bodies have been found horribly mutilated on the French Atlantic coast.

  • 9news
  • AP

What has shocked French marine researchers wasn’t just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved – a record 1,100 have landed on France’s beaches since January.

The mass deaths, widely blamed on industrial fishing, have alarmed animal welfare groups and prompted France’s ecology minister to launch a national plan to protect them.

“There’s never been a number this high,” Willy Daubin, a member of La Rochelle University’s National Centre for Scientific Research said.

“Already in three…

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