A woman left a swan on the beach to die in Macedonia after dragging out of a lake to take a photograph with it.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman, reportedly a tourist from Bulgaria, grabbed the swan by its wing from Lake Ohrid in southwestern Macedonia and forcibly brought it to the shoreline which was strewn with pebbles.
NY Daily News reported that she did this in the presence of shocked onlookers from her tourist group. The incident was captured by Macedonian resident Nake Batev.
After posing for photographs, the tourist left the swan, which was in a motionless state.
According to the Macedonian News Agency, the swan died shortly after.
This brings to mind a man in Florida who was criticised for pulling a shark out of the water in Palm Beach for a photo opportunity last month.
Captured on a 1.5 minute-long video, the man was seen dragging the medium-sized shark by its tail near the shore.
After taming the shark, the man then held the shark with both hands before getting his picture taken.
This incident came a few days after a rare La Plata dolphin died of suspected dehydration after being passed among Argentine beach-goers for selfies.
According to a report by The Mirror, the crowd continued to take photos even as it lay dead on the sand.
We are officially boycotting all live commitments in Argentina until the selfie-taking scum who killed that baby dolphin are held to account— Real Lies (@_real_lies) February 18, 2016
Every time I see someone post the story about that poor dolphin in Argentina I get a bit teary-eyed. Can we be better, humanity?— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) February 19, 2016