-By Warner Todd Huston
Dolphins smile, you know? Oh, and they have a bigger brain than a human, too. Ipso facto, they are the most intelligent creature on the earth, or something. How often do we hear the animal rights nuts make these statements? Well, now add downtrodden, bullied, and sad to the anthropomorphist’s list of the assumed traits of the most wondrous creature of the seas, won't you?
That's right. Dolphins too are now victims of evil bullies. No, not human bullies, though I assume most animal rights wackos take that for granted. No according to dolphin watchers in California, dolphins are victims of those mean, mean, dolphin bullies. Such is the case of poor, poor "Bolsa Chica Bob," the "bullied" dolphin that has made a temporary home in a costal bay off the shores of the left coast.
This young dolphin seems afraid to go out to sea where it belongs, these human ninnies claim. It is because the other dolphins have been mean to him, they say.
I am pretty sure that they said that the mean dolphin bullies were wearing high school sports lettermen's jackets and stuffing poor "Bob" in his dolphin locker, too. I mean, fish do go to schools, right?
Seriously, this is just another example of the fools in the animal rights nutcase community putting on their tinfoil hats and ascribing human emotions and human motivations to animals.
Bullied dolphins? What next, manic monkeys? Harassed horses? Browbeaten beavers?
These animal rightists really go overboard with their anthropomorphizing of animals. It's just plain absurd.