27 Aug '16, 5pm
Why the Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii
The proposal will be revisited in public meetings next month and the agency hopes to finalize a plan by next year. Right now, the proposed ban would cover two nautical miles away from the region’s coast, covering 98 percent of existing spinner dolphin resting sites in Hawaii . If you think swimming with captive dolphins could be a wise alternative, Whale and Dolphin Conservation disagrees. They warn of cruel capturing techniques, low dolphin survival rates, diseases, exposure to pollution, and disrupted social interactions as plenty reasons not to visit such a site. It all boils down to one simple lesson: wildlife belongs in the wild.