Thank you for this post, which is very informative and very eloquently states the reality of dolphins in captivity. We should all be aware of this and not support any organisation which enslaves the dolphins for profit and entertainment.
All should be free to live their own lives as they wish.
Everyone finds dolphins cute. They always look like they’re smiling. Aww.
Most people would love to swim with dolphins.
Most people are also unaware or oblivious to the fact that these dolphins held in captivity are abused, and they should not be kept captive for our own entertainment. We should not swim with them.
Captive dolphins are kept constantly hungry as part of their training and to ensure they perform. Dolphins in the wild do not jump through hoops, eat dead fish, wave, kiss or drag people through the water as they hold onto their fins. This is all behaviour forced on them in captivity. Without routine starvation the dolphins would not perform. Can you imagine how this must feel?
Wild dolphins constantly travel, covering thousands of miles every year experiencing a wide diversity of natural habitat and the freedom to deep dive. Can you imagine what it must be like to be…
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