Dead dolphin dance sparks disgust

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A man can be seen dancing with a dead dolphin (Snapchat/Supplied)

Photos have emerged showing party-goers dancing with a dead dolphin at a student party in the Irish city of Cork.

According to newspaper the Irish Independent, the dead mammal was taken to a party at a student accommodation complex last Wednesday.

Photos from mobile app Snapchat show the dolphin being held in the air by one man while dancing, and another photo shows the remains slumped over a brick wall.

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The dolphin was left slumped on a brick wall (Snapchat/Supplied)

The incident happened at Parchment Square Student Accommodation, an apartment block near the Cork Institute of Technology, which has distanced itself from the incident, as the complex is not an official part of the institution.

A spokesperson for the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has condemned the incident.

"The mind boggles with people's stupidity," the spokesperson told the Independent.

"Anybody with any level of [awareness] would know it's not right.

"They'll think twice before they do something like this again."

The accommodation complex declined to comment.