27 Feb '14, 4pm

Child Bitten at #SeaWorld by Captive Dolphin | #blackfish

Dolphins, with their perpetual smiles and seemingly friendly demeanor, make it is easy to forget that these are captive wild animals. In the wild these animals are very social creatures that form close family bonds. There have even been numerous reports about dolphins in the wild saving people from drowning. The same cannot be said for dolphins in captivity, which are forced through cohesion and starvation into performing unnatural stunts. These highly intelligent animals are frustrated, and therefore, can be unpredictable in their behaviour. Permitting any kind of physical interaction between a human and a captive dolphin puts both the human, and animal at risk.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/27/child-bitten-at-seawor...

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