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Whale Wars star offers reward for information about young men who brought dead mammal to student party

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Photos showing the mammal at the party (Photo: Independent.ie)

Photos showing the mammal at the party (Photo: Independent.ie)

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A leading animal rights campaigner has offered a reward for information after Independent.ie revealed worrying pictures of young men with a dead mammal they had brought to student accommodation.

Captain Paul Watson, the founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who stars in the reality show Whale Wars, has offered a €2,000 reward for information about the incident.

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Photos showing dolphin at the party (Photo: Independent.ie)

Photos showing dolphin at the party (Photo: Independent.ie)

Photos showing dolphin at the party (Photo: Independent.ie)

On Saturday Independent.ie published images which show two young men appearing to dance around a student dwelling with the deceased mammal.

We are also aware of video which shows the mammal being thrown out of a window in the Parchment Square Student Accommodation complex on the Model Farm Road, Cork.

He said he is seeking information "on where in Ireland the dolphin was taken and when".

The controversial eco-warrior, who is one of the founding members of Green Peace, labelled the men pictured "dolphin abusers" in a passionate social media post.

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Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Paul Watson

An employee at the complex discovered the carcass on the grass outside one of the apartments the morning after the party. The mammal was brought to UCC for a post-mortem.

A spokesperson for the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals condemned the actions of the young men and described them as "idiots".

"The mind boggles with people's stupidity," the spokesperson said.

"Anybody with any level of cop-on would know it's not right.

"They'll think twice before they do something like this again."

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