“A dolphin's smile is the greatest deception. It creates the illusion that they're always happy.”― Richard O'Barry
Lets hope for a world where every dolphin and whale is safe and free!
I saw a trending article on steemit today, beautiful images of jumping dolphins in a pool, somewhere in Japan. OH no!
My heart is breaking once again because some people are still not aware how much suffering is behind, keeping these wonderful creations of nature in pools with chlorine hurting their eyes.
Why? Humans need to be entertained!?
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Celebrate freedom & say NO to the 🐬 show!
There is much more pain involved as you might know or think, unimaginable cruelty towards those sweet dolphins and various arguments are way too complicated.
The injustice to keep those mammals with deep emotions, just like us, in captivation all over the world, is still happening.
Just ask around “who loves dolphins?” Most likely almost everybody loves dolphins, but what “loving dolphins” really means? This question cannot be answered easily… If you would ask another question “Is it safe to swim with dolphins in captivity?”, you may be amazed by the fact that most people, maybe even you, have never thought about it… “It’s safe to be around with dolphins” is a kind of imprinted in our subconscious. Is it so? Is it safe for you and for dolphins? This documentary will help you to make clear the ambiguous situation surrounding this type of entertainment. - Source by Scuba Film Factory
Dolphins trapped in captivity at Wake, Bali
I am not talking about cows, dogs and other animals today and I am also talking about Indonesia first of all, about one protest when it all got started.
We can make changes step by step. I helped organizing, inviting people and children as well as their parents and even dogs, a group of awesome women and also supporter from Indonesian animal welfare organisations such as BAWA and Jaan. We all together helped to stop a travelling circus show. its hard to believe that those circuses are a big hit in Indonesia.
There are three companies running inhumane operations, much to the delight of uninformed visitors who pay pennies to see the dolphins perform.
Ric O'Berry and his Dolphin Project and The Truth behind behind swimming with dolphins
Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project encompasses Ric's work around the world as he saves dolphins from slaughter and exploitation. Visit DolphinProject.com for more details.
The Dolphin project on Vimeo shows many films, you can watch to see for yourself.
Dolphin Project Dedicated to the Welfare & Protection of Dolphins Worldwide Since Earth Day 1970. 501(c)(3) #thecove , blackfish @RichardOBarry 🐬 DolphinProject.com
The interviewees: Jimi Long, Dr. Rustam Aminov, Rick Trout, Ric O'Barry, Howard Garrett, Dr. Naomi Rose, Russ Rector, Barbara Napoles, Zach Affolter.
I remembered, when we decided to go to the streets with a lot of brave dolphin lovers and creative expatriate and local kids who created beautiful artwork to stop that one circus performance on the island.
It was well worth it!
Things are continuing to get complicated in Indonesia. I was supposed to go home last week, but I stayed here in Bali anticipating a move of two dolphins, named Made and Wayan, who are kept in a small filthy swimming pool at a local café for the tourists. We had the Minister of Forestry himself come to see these dolphins, and he announced their treatment was inhumane and he would seize them with our help and move them to our sea pen for rehabilitation and release. Read On!
2014: Activists were attacked.
This is a report from our campaign in Indonesia. Names have been withheld to protect the activists from retaliation.We held a protest at the grand opening of the dolphin pool and restaurant in Bali.I knew I wasn’t the best person to go and demonstrate there but everyone here is afraid to do anything and since nothing was happening me and fellow activists decided to just go take pictures at entrance of the facility for the media.We were 5 people and one press photographer.Read on!
For all those who don't know what I am talking about please watch The Full Documentary, The Cove