It’s time to end the show

The Sea Pens

Captivity takes away a dolphin’s freedom, its right to swim in the ocean with a family pod.

Taiji: Even though we are thankful that we have yet another blue cove day, we feel for the dolphins in Taiji who are deprived of their freedom. Individuals are forced to perform unnatural tricks, like this one, in return for food. 12-12-17 2:50pm #dolphinproject

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Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Monday, 11 December 2017

Individuals are forced to perform unnatural tricks, like this one, in return for food.

 

Taiji: Even though the wild dolphins swam free today, the captive dolphins continue to suffer. This individual at Dolphin Base demonstrates this stereotypic behavior every time we visit. Don’t buy a ticket to a marine park. Take the pledge: dolphin.fyi/DolphinPledge 12-9-17 3:30pm #dolphinproject

Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Friday, 8 December 2017

This individual demonstrates this stereotypic behaviour on every visit.

 

Taiji: From wild and free to being hand fed in a small sea pen prison.
11-22-17 5:40pm #dolphinproject

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Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Individuals are forced to perform unnatural tricks, like this one, in return for food.

 

Taiji: At Dolphin Base, captive dolphins pass the time during a break in the storm today. Rain and strong winds will continue through today but weather is predicted to clear up by tomorrow. 10-29-17 1pm #dolphinproject

Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Saturday, 28 October 2017

Captive dolphins pass the time during a break in the storm.

 

Taiji: Ever wonder why captive dolphins are so dependent on their trainers? With no fish to catch on their own in captivity, captive dolphins learn to rely on their trainers for the food they need to survive. This isn’t how a dolphin should live. 10-08-17 12:45pm #dolphinproject

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Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Saturday, 7 October 2017

Ever wonder why captive dolphins are so dependent on their trainers? With no fish to catch on their own in captivity, captive dolphins learn to rely on their trainers for the food they need to survive. This isn’t how a dolphin should live.

 

Taiji: While nearby dolphins are put through the training routine and rewarded with dead fish, these dolphins await their turn. On this Blue Cove day, let’s remember that it is the captive trade that brings in the major profits here. Dolphins are sold around the world. No demand = No supply. Please educate others about the real price of a dolphin show or a “swim” with captive dolphins. 7pm. 10-02-17 #dolphinproject

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Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Monday, 2 October 2017

While nearby dolphins are put through the training routine and rewarded with dead fish, these dolphins await their turn.Dolphins are sold around the world. No demand = No supply.

Taiji: Thankful for another Blue Cove day. At Dolphin Base, captives suffer every day. This is life when not being “trained”. What kind of life is this? This isn’t just happening in Taiji. It happens at captive facilities around the world. We must end the demand for captive dolphins. Please help spread awareness about the suffering that captive dolphins endure just to entertain humans. 09-23-17 7:15pm #dolphinproject

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Posted by Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on Saturday, 23 September 2017

Dolphins are highly cognitive. They have complex forms of communication, transmit learning from generation to generation, are self aware, work cooperatively with each other and other species, some populations even use tools. Their ability to learn is what condemns them to be captured, bought and sold around the world as they can be “trained” to entertain humans. To confine them and force them to perform for us is cruel. It’s time to end the show and let them be wild and free. 

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Source & credit: Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project