The Kahala Resort in Hawaii has a “Swim with Captive Dolphins” program where after paying a hefty fee, guests can swim with captive dolphins. The facility boasts a 26,000 square foot enclosure for their 6 dolphins, but what they fail to mention is that in the wild, this is the space that dolphins are offered:
Also, they fail to mention that Dolphins have been known to travel an average of around 40 miles per day. 26,000 feet doesn’t seem so big then, does it?
Anyways, if you’re going to make the trip to Hawaii, why would you pay so much money to see dolphins in cages? Hawaii is a Mecca of all sorts of exotic Marine Life, and Dolphin/Whale watching in the wild is abundant there! X
Please let the Kahala Resort in Hawaii know that swim-with programs are NOT ok, and be sure to never support any facility that keeps dolphins in captivity!
This needs to end. These poor dolphins deserve better. The murderers who kill them deserve what they’re doing to these animals.
It’s begun. The first dolphins have now been killed and are now of to the butcher house.
I recently came across this video of what looks like a commercial fishermen who decided to feed a wild orca in Glacier Bay a halibut carcass: http://instagram.com/p/sjIA9OFa5e/
IT IS ILLEGAL TO FEED WILD ORCAS UNDER UNITED STATES LAW AND IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE PUNISHABLE UP TO ONE YEAR IN PRISON AND MAY RESULT IN UP TO $11,000-$25,000 IN FINES AND THE SEIZURE OF THE VESSEL INVOLVED
Please, please PLEASE, do not feed wild marine mammals. It conditions them to be unafraid of boats and they may become accustomed to handouts. Wild cetaceans have died from boat injuries after people have interacted and fed them.
seaworld is a disgusting center for animal abuse, and nothing less.
I can’t believe the notes on this post!
Reblogging again because this is gold
SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It’s only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here’s why.
1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best. Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and who doesn’t), you don’t like SeaWorld.
2. Wall Street has turned on SeaWorld. The stock is down over the last year by 45% and $1.6 billion in market cap has evaporated. You can sometimes fight City Hall, but it’s nearly impossible to fight Wall Street. And Wall Street is done with SeaWorld.
Want to learn more about the Australian whale migration? Head over to http://www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/ where you can read up on info, and download their sighting app!