Not cool: Dolphins died after rave-goers gave them drugs

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Regular inthemix readers might remember a story from last year with a particularly bizarre (and ultimately sad) headline: Rave kills dolphin. At the time, it was that thought that the loud music from a rave, held in a Swiss marine park, had caused eight year old dolphin Shadow to die. But nearly six months on from the first reports of Shadow’s death, a leaked toxicology report has revealed that Shadow, alongside a second dolphin Chelmers, actually died after being given heroin substitute Buprenorphine.

For no discernible reason other than the fact that people can be jerks, it’s now believed that rave-goers drugged and killed the two dolphins. “The reason is that dolphins are conscious breathers, which means they actively decide when to come to the surface to breathe,” explained marine biologist Cornelis van Elk (via The Telegraph). “Drugging them with opiates causes this part of the brain to switch off, with fatal consequences.”

A zooekeeper at The Connyland marine park in Lipperswil, Switzerland described a slow and painful death for the mammals. “He was drifting under the water and was clearly in trouble and so we jumped into the water. We tried to hold him. He was shaking all over and was foaming at the mouth,” Connyland employee Nadja Gasser said. “The death went on for over an hour. It was horrendous. I have not been able to sleep since.” So much for DBAC, ravers.

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YossarianIsSane

YossarianIsSane said on the 7th May, 2012

That is some fucked shit.

deck

deck said on the 7th May, 2012

Shadow was weak and stupid he shouldn't have eaten them opiates.

riegel

riegel said on the 7th May, 2012

That's a bit wrong. It's said the death of the dolphin was mostly the fault of the Connyland.

Denn

Denn said on the 7th May, 2012

What kind of person does that

Dr Ranga

Dr Ranga said on the 7th May, 2012

Retards to do that kind of shit.

base615

base615 said on the 7th May, 2012

Cvnts of the highest order

silverspoon

silverspoon said on the 7th May, 2012

"Drugging them with opiates causes this part of the brain to switch off, with fatal consequences."

and they know this how?

RaverSlut

RaverSlut said on the 8th May, 2012

looks like shadow wasnt the party dolphine we thought.. next time they should give them 2 ecstacy.. dolphines have a right to party and get off chops too!

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 8th May, 2012

the australian gear wouldnt have been strong enough to kill shadow

gotamangina

gotamangina said on the 8th May, 2012

They look so happy in the piicture though.

Lachaa

Lachaa said on the 8th May, 2012

too many endolphins

Twizard

Twizard said on the 8th May, 2012

straight up douche bags. Lynch the fuckers

Yasoda

Yasoda said on the 11th May, 2012

what the fuck were they having a rave in a marine park for without at least organising any security for the dolphins? Rave organisers and Connyland management should be fed opiates and held underwater