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“horrible”

Ocean Aquarium of Penglai
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Penglai
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“horrible”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

These dolphins were stolen and the rest of their pods slaughtered in Taiji, Japan. They do not belong in small tanks performing for people. They belong with their families in the ocean. BOYCOTT all marine parks that use marine mammals for entertainment purposes. please.

Visited December 2012
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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Park contributes to Taiji dolphin slaughters !”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

10 of the dolphins at this park were stolen from the wild ! Once living with their families, in their home , the ocean. Now destined for a life of captivity ! All for the sake of entertainment . Taiji fishermen slaughter 100's of dolphin and other small cetaceans every year . The 'pretty' ones are picked and plucked from the wild and end up in places like this. This is wrong and must stop. !!!

Visited June 2013
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Taiji, Japão
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's a pity...”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Unfortunately I had the opportunity to know that, at least 10 of dolphins of this park where brought from Taiji in Japan. So it certain that this 10 dolphins were brought alive here while many others were killed in a very cruel and inhumane fashion. I rather suggest other places to see dolphins, like near the sea, instead of this park.

Visited September 2013
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6 Thank Aisha S
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Kamloops, Bc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Has lots to see。 Spent a whole morning and could of been longer. 4D was alot of fun also! Some interesting animals and mammals here!

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Huge aquarium with some unique attractions”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The aquarium is massive and very well done. All animals seemed to be well looked after and we saw things we have never seen before. Whilst signs have some English they tend to be very inaccurate. Reflecting that Penglai is aimed at domestic tourism, we felt like part of the attraction ourselves as quite rare western visitors and were stopped quite a few times by people wanting to take their photos with us. Everyone was very friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Enthuse W
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