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Stress-Induced Lesions Seen On SeaWorld's Captive Dolphins

Business  (tags: evidence of poxvirus, scientist with the, Animal Welfare Institute, confirmed, living in contaminated environments, SeaWorld Orlando, activists, sadness, politics, media, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, endangered, suffering, money )

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New photos obtained by The Dodo from a visitor to SeaWorld Orlando's Dolphin Cove show lesions on the animals' skin that appear to be the result of poxvirus, a disease that can be induced by the stress of captivity. ~ THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. DRK CIRL


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B Lewenza (76)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 6:21 pm
Noted Thanks for sharing Kelly This is violation # what now? who even knows. They need to take the dolphins out of their hands now.

Ondine J (134)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:38 pm
This hellhole needs to shut down, thanks Kelly

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:49 pm
Horrible...i really believe this pit will be no more in the next couple of years. Thx Kelly

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:48 am
Why to make this suffering extend to the animals?

Angelus Silesius (120)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 7:22 am
I went to Seaworld once long ago and am ashamed i did now...

. (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:41 am
Just another reason for these seaquariums to be shut down and all the poor dolphins, porpoises, and killer whales to be released back into the ocean where they belong.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:00 pm
Disgusting. Thanks Kelly

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:59 pm
Noted. They need to be closed immediately.

rita uljee (1)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:30 pm
i`ve seen it in Hawaii many years ago and did not like it.... never ever again i told myself ..still do.

Ana MESNER (201)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 11:38 pm
Thank you Kelly for posting.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:13 am
Disgusting. Thanks Kelly.

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 4, 2014, 4:48 am
That horrible place needs to be closed down!

Peggy Peters (1)
Monday August 4, 2014, 12:54 pm
This is terrible. Shutting the place down while sounds great, it is not realistic. I am hoping when PETA takes over, there will be massive and swift changes. In the meantime, I hope the pubic tide changes in favor of animal welfare.

Monday August 4, 2014, 12:57 pm
What a shockingly cruel 'life' for these super intelligent creatures WHY OH WHY do these mindless outfits keep on capturing and keeping these souls in such terribly unnatural environments at the cost of the mental and physical health of the dolphin/whale and whatever else these shameful places chose to keep captive. Surely the time has come for an ALMIGHTY PUSH to get these innocent, suffering animals out of these 'places'?

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:30 pm
Horrible, thanks Kelly.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:21 pm
As long as there is money to be made and a gullible or ignorant audience that keeps them going, nothing is going to change! Hey maybe if we gave sentient beings personhood it might stop? The SCOTUS gave brick and mortar entities personhood why not? That way all sentient beings can have the right to sue. Works for me. Snark is obviously intended, sorta. Dolphins are very intelligent beings and deserve their freedom to live in their natural habitat not the piss poor conditions they are kept in.

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 1:10 pm
Wildlife should not be captives. Free the Animals into sanctuaries.

kate K (481)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 11:27 am
Horrible indeed. They must free them immediately

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday August 15, 2014, 2:15 pm

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Wednesday July 1, 2015, 8:24 am
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