The Araneta Center in Cubao celebrated the holidays by displaying captive dolphins in a small heavily-chlorinated pool in a parking area near the venue. The traveling dolphin show's organizers, Indofil Sea Wonders Co Ltd, are allegedly keeping the dolphins hungry before the show so that they may perform better. Environmental organizations and conservationists including the Earth Island Institute, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Dolphins Love Freedom Network, Philippine Animal Welfare Society, and Bangon Kalikasan Movement have protested against this show. Despite protests, the government decided to issue permits earlier in December. Activists held a demonstration on the opening day calling for the closure of the dolphin show.
Please ask the government to permanently ban dolphin shows in the Philippines. Also, please take a minute to contact Araneta Center asking them to stop sponsoring traveling dolphin shows in the future:
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