For an extraordinary " show " for our children (parents are also welcome), starving for the fish the trainer has at the tip of his fingers - their only given means of sustenance - the dolphins will show you their best flips and jumps. They look very happy to " play ", you are mistaken, it is nothing else but " the prisoners walk. " Once the demonstration is over, what the reality?
Her name is Iris, a 30 years old dolphin, Ivo's mother. Both are in death row in the Duisburg Zoo. Their judgement has been made by their owner, Dr. Frese.
A banded fin on a humpback comes out of the water. Exhausted by 20 years of captivity, numerous friend's death and heart broken from the loss of her last child, Iris goes away.
Iris could have other offspring's and live at least another 20 years if she was in her natural environment. In Duisburg, she will probably be dead in a few weeks.
Dolphins are suffering in captivity to the point of let themselves die.
What are the reasons for men to bring these gentle and intelligent cetaceans to death without any compassion?
As of today, even with numerous cetaceans losses, no laws are protecting them or forbidding these death conditions.
We can 't stay inactive in front of these atrocities. Let's put our forces together to deliver Iris and Ivo, if it is not too late for her.
Our efforts and determination will make the difference. If not for Iris, for other captive cetaceans of our planet.
This petition will be sent to the Duisburg Zoo, to the attention of Dr. Freese.
Free Iris and Ivo, give them the chance to finish their lives in freedom. They already gave you so much.