A beach on Hailing Island in the Guandong province of China had a tourist toss a dolphin over his shoulder and tell people he was taking it home as a souvenir for his visit. A security guard working near the beach told the investigation team that the 'dolphin' was dead and covered in wounds when it was found on the beach.
Witnesses told investigators that the unnamed man then placed the mammal in the trunk of his car and drove away.
According to China's Law of Wildlife Protection, dolphins are one of the listed species. Citizens are not allowed to hunt, kill, sell or keep the protected species, even if the mammals are found dead.