It would actually be more brilliant if you researched how cruel the captive dolphin program is and how many folks here are against the practice . A simple search on this site will bring up tons of posts . It’s outlawed in your country and in mine , we should not go to other countries and perpetuate this cruelty
Exactly, Joan. I can't get over how many from the UK ask when this barbaric practice is banned in their country.
Clare, do some reading up on this subject. I am pretty sure you will feel different about it once you know the truth about what goes on behind the scenes. If you truly love dolphins, you would not like seeing them exploited.
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Actually captive dolphin programs are not banned in the Uk.The legislation involved is too financially prohibitable so the last one closed over 25 years ago.That aside Clare have you looked at swimming with whale sharks,much better experience
" If you truly love dolphins, you would not like seeing them exploited."
With the utmost respect to sunandsand, I consider dolphin swims to go way beyond exploitation.
However, I do agree that if you like dolphins, or animals in general, it's a very, VERY good idea to research this a bit further so you understand how the dolphins are captured, trained and treated (hint: "rescue", "research" and "conservation" have nothing to do with it). At least that way, you can make an INFORMED decision as to whether or not this is an industry you wish to support.
Although not without its own controversy, if you want to see dolphins in the wild, there's this - https:/…
I have actually been to Dolphinaris so I can speak with more knowledge than many.
Although they do seem professional and caring if you look at the size of the pen's that the dolphins are kept in they are not much bigger than your local swimming pool. Dolphins live in pods of about 30 and can swim up to 100 miles per day so it is like keeping a Great Dane in a broom cupboard.
Not sure whether it legal or not but I am sure the RSPCA would not allow it in this country. Also if it was possible to have a Dolphin place in the UK I am sure that one would have been set up close to you in The Albert Dock
So please check out seeing them in the wild where they belong
The last captive dolphins in Liverpool were at Knowsley safari park in 1985.Guess we have moved on.