POLICE in Almeria are hunting a suspect who carved the name ‘Juan’ onto a Dolphin.
The dead animal was found on the beach in Roquetas de Mar covered in knife marks.
Officers are now investigating after several other dolphins washed up along the same stretch of coastline. They believe this latest victim, a female dolphin, measuring around five feet, five inches, was mutilated at sea before being washed in by a storm.
Members of an animal conservation group say they think the dolphin was dead before she was attacked but have not yet ruled out that she was killed by humans.
A coordinator from Equinac, Eva Maria Moron, said: “The injuries and the cuts were not done at the beach, it must have happened at sea and the storm has pulled it out of the water.” Manu and Ana, members of the same conservation group, added: “We were overcome with indignation when we saw the name of the carved into the body, and other different cuts, something that was not done today at the beach.”
They said: “To you Juan, the one who did this, we only want to say that with a bit of luck we will catch you for another offence.”