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Dolphin Captivity

  1. 1. Dolphin Captivity<br />The Reality<br />
  2. 2. Statistics<br />Wild<br />Captive<br />Dolphins spend approximately 80% of their time below the surface<br />Dolphins may live up to 45 years <br />In the wild, dolphins can swim up from 40-100 miles a day<br />…while in captivity they only spend about 20% <br />…but, only up to 5 years in captivity<br />…but, restricted to circling around the tank in captivity<br />
  3. 3. Home Sweet Home<br />In most tanks the water is full of chemicals and bacteria, causing many health problems in dolphins including blindness<br />
  4. 4. Life Captive<br />Dolphins are housed with few companions, who in turn may interfere with other dolphins comfort zones. Males tend to become aggressive when cooped up with another dolphin for too long in such a tiny space.<br />
  5. 5. Reproduction Limited<br />With all the stresses and lack of natural nutrition and exercise, fertility often fails. If a infant is born, the news of his/her arrival is not mentioned for the sole basis that captive dolphins have high infant mortality rates.<br />
  6. 6. Disease and Other Health Problems<br />Self abuse, intestinal disease, capture shock, pneumonia, blindness, ulcers, chlorine poisoning<br />
  7. 7. Looking UP to Government<br />It is NOT required by law to report how many dolphins died during the capture process<br />
  8. 8. Human Amusement=Dolphin Harm<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8AvEstX_3E<br />Watch, and be later informed on the harm this ten minute show has on the dolphins.<br />
  9. 9. Dolphin Harm <br />Clapping, and cheering put a lot of stress on the dolphins, and is a leading factor of death<br />Each dolphin in the act may have been starved so that they would comply for the performances. So, their “rewards” are their meals.<br />The whole process of learning the performances put extreme stress on the dolphins because they have to constantly “guess” what is expected of them to get their “rewards”<br />
  10. 10. The Day of Capture<br />A few dolphins are taken up for captivity. This is after they are dragged out of the water and onto the land. If not chosen for captivity, they are slaughtered. Just like all the others who were caught in the nets.<br />
  11. 11. The Process<br />A few are dragged onto land with a rope around their tail.<br />While on land, gravity and the flailing tails of others take their toll.<br />Dolphins chosen for captivity are loaded into specialized trucks by slings.<br />Those not chosen are slaughtered like the rest of them.<br />If not slaughtered, the dolphins drown from being so tangled in the nets.<br />
  12. 12. It is What is Behind the Smile<br />

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