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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stop Dolphin Captivity!

This is how dolphins in this World deserve to live:



Not like this as a form of entertainment for us with a life of captivity!:



Please click on this link and watch these videos:

http://youtu.be/JmGkZpiy2F8

http://youtu.be/EgKhjE7XS3Q 

This  next video shows how dolphins end up in aquariums, they are captured against their will!:

http://youtu.be/tIjEM7VJrEo

Dolphins are extremely intelligent and we humans have no right to capture them for our own amusement!  The events in these videos are happening every day to dolphins in our World! This isn't fair and should be illegal! Boycott dolphins shows and aquariums which hold animals capture against their will for the amusement and profit of humans!

As an animal expert at the World Society for the Protection of Animals states:

"To a dolphin, a pool is a cage. These fast moving animals, which form complex social groups when free, cannot behave naturally in captivity."   
"The mortality rates and abnormal behaviours of captive dolphins prove that a lack of stimulation causes them terrible stress. Swimming listlessly in circles is just one common indicter of boredom and psychological distress."
"Space is also an issue – pools are miserably small for large, far ranging animals that would swim up to 50 miles a day in the wild. The shallow waters expose dolphins’ delicate skin to painful sunburns."
"By withholding food, some trainers coerce dolphins into repetitive and unnatural behaviours, performing ‘tricks’ for the public. Hunger forces the dolphins to ignore their most basic natural instincts. They are even trained to beach themselves, despite the danger of doing so.
Visitors don’t always realise that the much promoted dolphin ‘smile’ does not reflect of their emotional state. It is simply the shape of their mouths."


"The number of captive dolphin attractions in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America is growing.They create a demand for live dolphins, most of which are taken from wild populations during bloody hunts. In many dolphin hunts, including those in Japan, the hundreds of animals not selected for live sale are butchered inhumanely for meat.
Many dolphins do not survive the trauma of capture. Of those that do, 53% die within three months of confinement. Captive dolphins also suffer and die from intestinal disease, stress-related illness and chlorine poisoning."

Source: "Plight of the captive dolphins" at http://www.wspa-international.org/helping/animalfriendlyliving/captivedolphins.aspx
 
How can you help dolphins? 1. Do not visit aquariums or shopping centers where dolphins are held captive.
2.Contact aquariums in your area and voice your dispproval with their view of how sea animals should live:as entertainment for humans!
3.Become a member of an organization devoted to wildlife or dolphins.There are many such organizations in this World with people who share a love of animals with you and who work to expose animal abuse and animal exploration for profit. Volunteer or donate funds to help these organizations do their important work.

4.Contact your local,regional and national governments (wildlife agencies or Departments) and demand that these elected officials act to stop the exploration and  capturing of animals for human entertainment purposes.



To end this blog post  I would like to provide you with a message from one of the World's most famous  explorers, one of its best ecologists,  filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Jacques Cousteau (pictured above)  Cousteau lived from 11 June 1910  until 25 June 1997):

"There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement". ~ Jacques Cousteau


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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.