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No to the Anguilla Dolphinarium
  • Petitioned The Government of Anguilla

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No to the Anguilla Dolphinarium

    1. Simpson Bay Residents
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      Simpson Bay Residents

      St. Maarten, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Wild dolphins swim in pods all over the world’s oceans, including those that surround Anguilla. They are highly social creatures and are considered by many to be one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. Research has shown that they display culture and learned behavior. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals have seen these amazing and beautiful creatures playing in our blue waters, enjoying their freedom and thriving in their natural environment. But now... they need your help. Dolphinariums are unnatural environments for dolphins. The dolphins are violently removed from their families, with no hope of ever being reunited with their pods. The dolphins are then forced to endure amputated lives not being able to swim the normal 40 miles that they do a day. They can not socialize with other dolphins and many of the dolphins do not survive their violent capture! These dolphins are suffering and dying, just to amuse humans for financial gain

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    • tamarisk grummitt READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      I grew up with my family and cannot believe Anguillians have become so ignorant- though marine welfare was never priority unbelievably given their once pristine waters. Why are they wanting to endorse such a barbaric, outdated cruel practice??? Only the Anguillians

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    • Debbie Crowe EVANSVILLE, IN
      • 7 months ago

      No more Dolphin shows for us!!

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    • Catherine Jeanneret HAUSEN AM ALBIS, SWITZERLAND
      • 7 months ago

      because I love dolphins

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    • Rachel Stewart AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      Dolphin capture and slaughter is extremely cruel, and its happening right under our noses in Taiji, Japan. Dolphins captured in Taiji, Japan and are shipped off all over the world as 'show dolphins'. This is no way for these intelligent animals to live. These dolphins are herded into "The Cove" (a documentary explains further details. Google or youtube 'The Cove Documentary') where they are kept overnight and in the morning dolphin trainers come and pick their 'ideal' student, all the others are then slaughtered inhumanely by the Taiji fishermen. This slaughter starts in September and almost goes until April the next year. During this time they slaughter tens of thousands of dolphins. You can stop funding this vicious cycle by vowing to never visit any captive dolphin shows and sharing this story with everyone you know. Spread the word! Check out 'Sea Shepherd' for more information, they have Cove Guardians on site at Japan making a difference. The World is watching. (Find The Cove at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/cove/ )

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    • Pamela Wolfe MIRAMBEAU, FRANCE
      • 8 months ago

      The need to be FREE !!!!!

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