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‘Magical’ dolphins and gaffed Albacore

If you didn’t catch last week’s big viral dolphin video, shared out most prominently by i09, you should take a look; it’s stunning. While you’re watching, though, look out for a disconnect.

Did you see what I saw?

Maybe I’m nuts, but was it weird that we view the dolphins as “magical” creatures that we’re incredibly fortunate to be able to observe swimming happily behind the boat, while those huge Albacore are hauled in and butchered without comment?

I’m not a hater. Dolphins are awesome.

I guess I just found it a little jarring to watch the Albacore get gaffed in the head moments before we’re invited to gaze reverently upon a healthy pod of dolphins. What’s the big difference?