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Dolphins in captivity

DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY

There is also the issue of dolphins in captivity; dolphins are social and intelligent beings with advanced echolocation, which means they can ‘see’ for great distances. Locking dolphins in water tanks equivalent to dark dungeons has resulted in many dolphin suicides, where they just sink and stop breathing. As Dolphins have to want to breathe, they can just switch off, unlike humans for whom breathing is an automatic function.

As with seeing wild animals in the circus, there is no educational value to seeing dolphins in captivity. More importantly, it is extremely stressful for them. Please reconsider visiting aquariams or other institutions that have captive dolphins! Sea animals belong in the sea, not in glass and water prisons!