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Dolphin Exploitation Program

Another moneymaker here at the Seaquarium is our very popular Swim with the Dolphins program.
dolphin swim at Miami Seaquarium

We know that everyone wants to be up close and personal with our property. Oops, I mean family. So regardless of how it affects these poor captive dolphins, we have made it available for your enjoyment and our profit. That's what it's all about.

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) tells people that whales and dolphins kept in captivity live in cramped, stressful conditions, are more prone to infection, and generally die young. It's true. When dolphins are constantly being exposed to dirty hands, human diseases, and our desire to touch and be near them, they experience very high levels of stress, sickness, and even death. But what's one dolphin more or less? The important thing is that you will be having fun, and we will be making money.
<Miami Seaquairum Death Chart>


For an aditional $140 you may swim with our captive dolphins for a half-hour.

Dolphin at Miami Seaquairum We should probably warn you though: Dolphins can weigh from 300 to 1200 pounds and don't always realize their own strength. The good thing is that The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the same one that said Lolita's illegal tank is acceptable, does not require injury reports and there are no regulations.

So we don't really have to tell you information like:

PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS Persons handling marine mammals are at risk from infection by the numerous microorganisms normally present in the aquarium or marine environment.
[FULL REPORT]

Woman seeks damages for dolphin-show mishap
The Daily Yomiuri
June 06, 2003

Yomiuri Shimbun, a 37-year-old woman has demanded 2.8 million yen
in damages from a hotel in Wakayama Prefecture after she was injured
during a dolphin show held at the hotel, it was learned Friday.

The woman, of Okayama, and her family stayed at the hotel in July last year.
During the show, she and her two children were invited to enter the pool and
swim with the dolphins. However, one of the dolphins struck the woman,
breaking at least one of her ribs and a bone in her lower back. She was hospitalized for six months and says she still suffers from numbness in her lower back.

In the suit, filed with the Okayama District Court, the woman claims the hotel failed to take precautions to prevent such accidents.

Or

In Florida, a man suffered broken ribs and a woman broke her arm when a dolphin that was approaching for an interaction passed too quickly between them.

Or

"Out of the 24 reported cases of captive dolphin aggression in the last 5 years, 22 were directed toward females and the other two were young boys." - Sea World Ohio research data

This makes it a lot easier on our marketing and advertising departments since they can purely focus on the propaganda that sells instead of truisms like:

Enter at your own risk. We are not responsible for injuries.

Or

Swimming with dolphins is bad for the dolphin's health.

HSUS Report: To Swim With Dolphins

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be determined by the way it treats its animals," - Mohandas Gandhi

 

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