Tourist faces punishment after taking live dolphin from Hailing Island

Updated 2018-05-03 14:43:20

A tourist who allegedly caught a dolphin and took it away from Hailing Island in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, on May 1 will face punishment, Legal Evening News reported.

An official from the local fisheries law enforcement team said the tourist has since left the island and police have launched an investigation into the case.

As long as the identity of the tourist is confirmed, he will face punishment since dolphins are protected animals, the official added.

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