Ric O’Barry, from Save Japan Dolphins, articulates
- why going to the dolphin show is what keeps the dolphin hunting and capturing money machine going
- why dolphins bred in captivity is not an acceptable alternative
So, whether your local or not-so-local dolphin show or display is at the Georgia Aquarium, Sea World, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the National Aquarium, the Shedd Aquarium – don’t go.
Georgia Aquarium General Admission ticket price includes dolphin show: Now that the Georgia Aquarium has included the price of the dolphin show in the General Admission price (but only a third or less of the participants will actually be able to make it into that horrid theater), everyone who goes to the Georgia Aquarium pays directly for dolphin captivity. No longer can one rather craftily make the argument that they are going to see the jellies, but that they do not support dolphin captivity. Nope. Not any more. The Georgia Aquarium is making you pay for that. More on that later.
But now to Mr. O’Barry, who has worked for dolphin freedom for over 40 years, interviewed on February 16, 2012, by Veenarat Laohapakakul, for the show Viewpoint on ASEAN TV:
He also provides a pathway to dolphin freedom:
- Stop the captures;
- Rehabilitate and release the dolphins (who can be) already in captivity;
- Use birth control for those dolphins already in captivity.
Freedom is not just another word for nothing left to lose. Maybe it is for humans, who with those amazing thumbs can give up on their own lives. But we have no right to project our own failings on the rest of the animal kingdom.
Just say NO! to the dolphin show.
For more information and how you can help: