http://www.change.org/petitions/save-dolphins-from-captivity?utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition Resorts, Sea World, Zoos, and many other places have dolphin exhibits and shows. Millions of people visit these places every year, not knowing that underneath the dolphins "smiling" face, they are actually depressed. They need to be released if they aren't be treated medically, and even those dolphins need to be released when they're better. We need to stop them from killing more dolphins by shortening their lives. Maybe we won't be able to save all of them, but let's try to save some. Here's just a few reasons why... 53% of those dolphins who survive the violent capture die within 90 days. The average life span of a dolphin in the wild is 45 years; yet half of all captured dolphins die within their first two years of captivity. The survivors last an average of only 5 years in captivity. Every seven years, half of all dolphins in captivity die from capture shock, pneumonia, intestinal disease, ulcers, chlorine poisoning, and other stress-related illnesses. To the captive dolphin industry, these facts are accepted as routine operating expenses.
and hoping for the best
Thank you Danny that's all we can do is implore him and the Senate and House of Representatives to do something about the carny-like display of captive dolphins and orcas.
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Thank you Ana, for helping to end cetacean captivity!
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