A sick Cetacean should not be taken advantage of for her monetary value.
This video was taken by a tourist visiting the Florida Keys. Please listen to the President of the Marine Mammal Conservancy, Robert Lingenfelser, as he tells the hotel guest that this pilot whale has one totally collapsed right lung and one-third collapsed left lung (if that is true coming up on 90 days after the main stranding event).
This animal is suffering from collapsed lungs, or Robert is lying to the hotel guest for donations, either way something is seriously wrong here.
There are many people from the hotel watching this pilot whale, which is in rehab. You can't see most of them but you can hear them applaud after Robert does his little show soliciting funds/donations from the hotel guests. He can be heard inviting people to make donations by either going on the web or coming over to the property. This is clearly "Public Display."
MMC has a history of displaying rehabbing dolphins and has been warned by NMFS not to do so in the past. I personally volunteered at MMC and know for a fact that this animal should be euthanized as soon as possible to end her suffering. There is no sign of improvement. This animal is being kept alive only to profit from it.
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