By supporting the Swim-With-The-Dolphin programs, people are supporting the imprisonment of intelligent animals that belong in the wild. They should not have to pay the price of being captured and held captive for the entertainment of humans. Some of the facilities appear to be nicer than others that have shallow water, foul food, small pens; however, they are all inhumane. The only way these programs will shut down is if people stop spending their money to swim with them.
Statistics show that for every 1 dolphin taken into captivity, nearly 18 dolphins die in Taiji, Japan. For 6 months each year, hundreds of dolphins, pilot whales and other small cetaceans are driven into the bay and slaughtered. The most beautiful are sold to aquariums, zoos, circuses and dolphinariums worldwide. Please visit Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project website to get more information: https://dolphinproject.net. We need to help put an end to this brutality and help to release the captive dolphins and whales by spreading the word of their plight, writing letters to officials, not buying tickets to aquariums, zoos, circuses and dolphinariums, etc. Please see Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project website to see how you can get involved, and make a positive difference. Thank you!
Update #52 months ago
Please see the below links and watch Ric O'Barry's new video: "My Friend Is"
Thank you for what you are doing to help spread the world! The dolphins need us! All animals need us, and need our voice!!
Update #42 months ago
Please sign the petition in the following link. We need to keep spreading the word about the plight of these magnificent and intelligent creatures that we are capturing, abusing, and torturing for entertainment. Thank you for what you are doing! https://dolphinproject.net/take-action/please-shut-down-the-indonesian-traveling-dolphin-circus/
Update #32 months ago
Please read the message in the below link, and keep spreading the word. Places like this should not exist and breeding freaks of their kind in captivity does not work. Thank you for what you are doing!
Update #23 months ago
Please share my petition with your friends and family. We need to get the word out to as many people as possible. Also, please support Ric O'Barry's Tread for Taiji 2017 Virtual Race. The dolphins need us. Thank you for making a positive difference in this world!
Update #13 months ago
Please share my petition with your friends and family. We need to get the word out to as many people as possible. My petition has also been saved numerous times to the timeline on my Facebook page - Sue AnimalAdvocate. Feel free to friend me. Lastly, please take a look at the below links to see why this cause is so very important. Thank you!!