Don't Open Phuket Dolphinarium in Southern Thailand

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: Phuket Vice Governor Dr. Sommai Preechasin at Phuket Provincial Hall & the Thai Fisheries Department

There has been major concerns regarding the opening of the Phuket Dolphinarium in southern Thailand, including an outcry from the public.  Even the children of the area are raising their voices after they witnessed first-hand what really happens at these dolphin hunts. These youngsters even spoke to audiences of officials and businessmen with their concerns regarding the Dolphinarium.

Now that the facility is improved according to required specifications with appropriate license, the only thing lift is for the approval of the import of the stars of the show: eight Dolphins and two seals from the Ukraine, five of the dolphins were originally captured from the wild in the Taiji’s controversial hunt. It is sad and a moral issue that these dolphins should not be subjected to human entertainment. 

The public is concern about the animal welfare issues and feel that it is much better to see these dolphins living happily in their natural, wild habitat rather than trying to perform for human pleasure.  The Dolphinarium allegedly does not have any regard for the dolphins and are simply focused on their million dollar investment – read http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/amazing-kids-join-the-protest-against-phukets-new-dolphinarium/

We want to encourage the management of this facility not to open the Phuket Dolphinarium in southern Thailand which would subject these poor animals to an unnatural environment.  You can help us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition. The owners of the Dolphinarium are not at all aware of the pain and suffering that dolphins have had to endure to run their business, they have chosen ignore it. Their actions makes them supporters of a cruel and inhumane business. You can help us in our efforts to not open this facility and endanger the dolphins by signing and sharing this petition.







Phuket Vice Governor Dr. Sommai Preechasin at Phuket Provincial Hall & the Thai Fisheries Department – We are asking that you reconsider your decision to open the Phuket Dolphinarium in southern Thailand and not exploit these dolphins in this manner.  Disregard the monetary issue and have more concern for the health and well-being of these animals!  Do not open this facility.

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