An epidemic that could be ended

There is an epidemic on this planet.  Even though we are aware of it.  Even though we could stop it from spreading.  Even though we could cut out the delusional and disingenuous cancer that it is.  Even though we could educate people to its true nature.

Why aren’t we stopping it?  Why are we not curing ourselves of something that is infinitely curable?

Ask The Georgia Aquarium.  Ask SeaWorld.  Ask the Miami Seaquarium.  Ask the Shedd Aquarium.

Ask the Indianapolis Zoo.  Ask Dolphin Quest.  Ask The Mirage.  Ask Dolphin Cove.  Ask Theater of the Sea.  Ask the National Aquarium.  Ask Dolphins Plus.

Ask Florida’s Gulfarium.  Ask to see their living versus their deceased dolphins list.

So, why aren’t we ending this epidemic?  This epidemic of dolphin and whale captivity?

Ask to see their door receipts.

If you watched the video, you know that’s a lot of door receipts.  A lot of hot dogs.  A lot of cola.  A lot of really bad reasons not to end dolphin and whale captivity.

Thanks to TheComanchewolf for the video on Youtube.

3 responses to “An epidemic that could be ended

  1. Will share it on my FB page. Important to educate my friends as well. My question to you is: Should we have zoos to begin with?

  2. No zoos. Re-introduction programs for nearly extinct species are ok, but only in a natural habitat setting. Adhering to the purpose of RE-INTRODUCTION!

  3. Thank you, Rachel! I agree with 3 pups – the “curiosity shop” approach to zoos is, to me, morally bankrupt. The gawker, pointer, ooher purpose has little more than “see what we just brought back from Africa on our world journeys, while we were exploring and building the Empire” behind it. So, I have very little use for zoos. In fact, I don’t think any gawking is needed in rescuing nearly extinct species. Now, having said all that, I’m thinking of the local botanical gardens, which has populations of endangered or threatened South American frogs, which people can see or more likely, just hear, as they walk through an indoor, tropical part of the gardens. And because of the scale of the display, and what appears to me to be a nearly natural environment, where the frogs are finding their own food (there is undoubtedly some feeding going on) – somehow I don’t find that frog habitat unoffensive. But there’s not much else like that that I can think of.

    A snake house? Really? Snakes in cages? A bat house? Really? Bats in cages or rooms? Never allowed to fly out at night?

    Yep. Mo is not a zoo person.

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