The apparent death of a baby dolphin after being passed around on an Argentine beach is creating a furor in the South American country.

Photos and video of the incident have begun emerging of the incident, which local media say happened Feb. 5 on the popular Santa Teresita beach.

In one video posted widely on local websites Friday, a beachgoer is seen lifting a baby dolphin out of the surf. The dolphin is passed around while many take pictures and touch it. It's then seen left on the sand.

Thousands have expressed anger on social media, calling for the enforcement of animal abuse laws.

In the words of Argentine model Nicole Neumann: "Poor animal. What bad luck to fall into the hands of so many ignorant people."