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    SeaWorld Dolphin Bites Georgia Girl's Hand

    SeaWorld defends its employees after dolphin bites Georgia girl's hand

    By NBC News staff

    SeaWorld is defending the actions of its employees in Orlando, Fla., after an 8-year-old girl from Georgia was injured by a dolphin.

    Jillian Thomas of Alpharetta was participating in the feeding at the dolphin facility Nov. 21. When she held a paper fish container up so the dolphin could grab it, the animal lunged at her and bit her hand. Her father, Jamie Thomas, captured the attack on camera. The video shows the girl’s face contorting in pain as the dolphin briefly grabs her left hand.

    Jillian suffered three puncture wounds, but her mother said she didn't think park employees took her injuries seriously.

    In a statement, SeaWorld officials said they addressed the incident appropriately.

    "Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals," the statement said.

    "Educators and animal care staff were at the attraction when this happened and immediately connected with the family. In addition, a member of our health services team was in the area at Dolphin Cove and quickly responded and treated the young girl.

    "The video had not been previously shared with us and we have not had a chance to assess it, but certainly take the situation seriously."

    Food for the dolphins comes on small trays. In a video from the exhibit, an announcer warns visitors not to hold them up, as the dolphins will reach for them.

    In the video, Jillian can clearly be seen picking up the tray, but her mother claims she never heard the warning.

    SeaWorld said guests are given clear instructions on how to feed the dolphins, including specific directions not to pick up the paper trays.

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    Youre allowing a Dolphin to take food from your childs hand with the expectation that the dolphin wont hurt your kid. Fair enough but think about it for a second...

    ITS A FUCKING DOLPHIN! ITS AN ANIMAL! OF COURSE ITS GOING BE HUNGRY!!!

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    The news down here was pushing this story... Oh by gawd! The Dolphin nearly tore the kids arm off.

    I'm yelling at the TV that the dolphin was after the tray she was carrying and not the kids arm.

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    Fucking dolphins!
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    They'd better not punish the poor old dolphin for this incident...That would be a flippin' disgrace!

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    Nice.

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    But it just punctured the skin. I can see if it took a digit but damn thats reaching.

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    Why is this even a news story?
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    wonder how many 8 year olds each year get bit by the family dog, and how that compares to being bitten by a dolphin?

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    It's a news story because A) There's video and a very distant B) It happened at Sea World.

    If I am going to let my daughter feed dolphins, I am probably going to listen to and/or read the instructions very carefully. Therefore, I probably put down the iPhone and tell her, "Hey, you're not supposed to lift up the tray, honey," and this never happens.

    You got a minor wound because you didn't follow their instructions, yet they treated it. Be happy that your stupidity didn't kill your daughter.

    However, I smell lawsuit. And Sea World probably settles, because it will be cheaper.

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    While Jillian's family said that they do not plan on taking legal action against SeaWorld for the incident, they say they will not return to the park either.

    "We think of that attraction at SeaWorld as dangerous and it was traumatic for us to go through that event," they said, according to WTVR.com.


 

 

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