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Stop a Dolphinarium From Opening Turks and Caicos | Animal Warriors Global | Causes.Com


Animals  (tags: petition, causes.com, Premier Rufus Ewing, Providenciales, Turks, Caicos, Islands, stop, dolphinarium, Marine Wildlife, dolphins, stress, injury )

Sharon
- 794 days ago - causes.com
These dolphinariums are terrible environments for Marine Wildlife, causing stress & injury to the dolphins within them. Public sentiment in Turks & Caicos is against the building of this new dolphinarium & the local Chamber of Commerce is publicly against



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Sharon Ross (216)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 5:12 pm
The reason you should sign this petition (among many other reasons) is there really is no way that an artificial setting could provide an opportunity for the range of natural behaviours that Dolphins and Whales enjoy in the wild, just from a physical point of view. The largest tank in the world is something like less than one ten-thousandth of one percent of the natural range of most Dolphins and Whales. So there's physically no way that these animals could exhibit natural behaviours in captivity. I know that some members of the captivity industry have made the point that in captivity these animals are fed fish and they don't need to deal with the stress of capturing their own prey. But in fact, being fed dead fish can be a stress. In the wild, they really enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with each other and catch prey and travel with their companions, and basically work for their prey. In captivity, all of that stimulation is taken away. So there is a lot of scientific evidence that shows that Dolphins and Whales both wild-born and captive-born exhibit a lot of psychological abnormalities in captivity. Please sign & share thanks.
 

naomi cohen (43)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 6:50 pm
signed! thank you, sharon.
 

Natasha Salgado (610)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 7:31 pm
Done,thanks Sharon.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 8:45 pm
Dolphins shouldn't be kept in captivity. They should be free in the wild. ty
 

Danuta Watola (1240)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:37 am
Noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:41 am
Noted and signed Thnx :-0
 

Wendy F. (45)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 3:48 pm
Signed
 
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