These are some photos of various Commerson’s Dolphin wild captures that took place between 1978 to 1987. The facilities that partook in these captures include:
- Duisburg Zoo
- Sunshine international Aquarium
- Bahia Blanca
- Marinepia Matsushima Aquarium
- Toba Aquarium
None of these animals except for 2 are alive today, and it was believed that 53 animals were captured. This is the industry you are putting your dollars into when you buy a ticket to a marine park housing dolphins in captivity.
I can only imagine what a traumatic experience it is to be scooped up out of the ocean and carted off to live in a box until you die (apparently very shortly after).
"This is the industry you are putting your dollars into when you buy a ticket to a marine park housing dolphins in captivity."
No, it is not, because captures don’t happen anymore.
Furthermore, every single animal that has ever been in the care of man originally came from the wild.
Every dog, wolf, fox, bushdog, raccoon, badger, bear, cat, lion, leopard, tiger, lynx, cheetah, civet, hyena, meerkat, mongoose, rat, capybara, rabbit, shrew, hedgehog, monkey, ape, lemur, colugo, elephant, rhino, tapir, horse, zebra, antelope, deer, goat, sheep, cow, buffalo, camel, pig, hippopotamus, bat, seal, anteater, armadillo, kangaroo, opossum, koala and platypus, every eagle, falcon, ostrich, hummingbird, parrot, cockatoo, toucan, hornbill, woodpecker, vulture, egret, zebra finch, penguin, raven and turaco, every iguana, gecko, komodo dragon, water monitor and anole lizard, every king cobra, reticulated python, anaconda, redtail boa and viper, every goldfish, gourami, cichlid, stingray, parrotfish, angelfish and shark, and many, many, many more - have all been captured in the wild, more or less recently.
Unlike the rest of you, I don’t consider other animals of lesser worth than cetaceans.
If you’re going to boycott marine parks, you better become an anti-pet, anti-zoo vegan right away, or you’re a hypocrite.
^Fucking thank you. Could not have said it better myself.
The idea that the United States currently obtains any sort of cetacean from captures needs to end now.