Illegal hunting of dolphins in the Amazon began in the early 2000s and not for selling or eating, but as bait to catch smaller species, such as piracatinga, who feasts on rotten flesh of dead animals, such as dolphins.
“You’ve probably by now become quite used to the all to familiar sites of Japans Dolphin massacres (sic) – but what about the killing fields within the Amazon?, (sic) Some conservationists seem non-to-bothered to print about this, as these bastards rip the hearts and souls out of aquatic life” Green World Warriors wrote.
According to this website, around 2,000 Amazon River Dolphins were killed just at the beginning of 2018 and petitions have been signed to prevent this from happening and spreading to other countries in the region.
“Sixty percent of the Amazon rain-forest is within Brazil and so Brazil is home to more Amazon River Dolphins commonly known as [Botos] (sic) than any other South American country. Botos live in the rivers and lakes of the Amazon and enter the flooded forest during high water season”, Green World Warriors said.
It was also known that the fishermen prefer your dolphins who have not yet reached their reproductive age, which occurs at ten years old for males and six to seven years for females. As for gestation, it takes between 11 to 13 months and the babies need their mother for two years to be fed.
“The slaughtering of the young is having a massive impact on the Amazon River Dolphin species of which even with a ban in place will see the entire species wiped out should the world not come together now to enforce a complete in Venezuela, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Guyana, Surinam and French Guinea”, they wrote.