01 Sep '17, 6am
Sea Shepherd must adapt to more effectively defend Dolphins
Sea Shepherd now intends to focus on the market for the wild dolphins that are traded to marine aquariums. Our lawsuit and political moves against Marine Land in Antibes, France has already struck a major blow to the captivity industry there with the introduction of new legislation. Mexico City has just banned dolphin captivity, there are new protests around the world against captive facilities and the anti-captivity movement continues to grow stronger. We need to build on this, to reach families with the message that dolphin captivity is an evil slave trade that must be abolished. Our goal must be to make the purchase of a dolphinarium ticket socially and morally unacceptable.