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What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lov...
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Flipper Trainer Sues Japan’s Dolphin-Hunt Town for Animal Abuse

Flipper Trainer Sues Japan’s Dolphin-Hunt Town for Animal Abuse | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmental groups sued the
Japanese town known for its annual cull of dolphins, saying it’s
unconstitutionally keeping foreign observers away from dolphins
held in captivity.
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Take Action: Take the Pledge Not to Buy a Ticket to a Dolphin Show | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Take Action: Take the Pledge Not to Buy a Ticket to a Dolphin Show | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting perfectly to life in the ocean. They are intelligent, social and self-aware, exhibiting evidence of a highly developed emotional sense. Here are just a few of the issues with captivity:

Captures of dolphins are traumatic and stressful and can result in injury and death of dolphins. The number of dolphins that die during capture operations or shortly thereafter are never revealed in dolphinariums or swim-with-dolphins programs. Some facilities even claim their dolphins were "rescued" from the ocean and cannot be released. This claim is almost invariably false.

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Blog: An Angel in Hell | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Blog: An Angel in Hell | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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