Marine Mammals

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Marine-mammal facilities are part of a billion-dollar industry built on the suffering of intelligent, social beings who are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Sadly, marine parks open their doors every summer to visitors who watch dolphins, beluga whales, and orcas perform their majestic tricks; they’re amazing, stunning, and very “enjoyable”… However, it might only seem fun to you, the marine animals who are performing the tricks themselves have to disagree, but, the question is, do you know the truth behind all this “joyful fun”? Marine animals in captivity is wrong. It needs to stop if it only means pain and abuse for our entertainments’ sake. I have many convincing reasons to support my opinion, including how captivity causes many health problems in marine mammals, these helpless creatures suffer from boredom, most of these poor innocent creatures face abusive treatment by their caretakers, thus shortening their life span by quite a lot, and marine mammals breed very poorly in captivity with very high infant death rates. So keep an open mind and choose to spend your money on family activities this summer that do not contribute to animal suffering.
For starters, many wonder first where they all come from, or more importantly how they capture them. Dolphins are sometimes purposely injured by the capture teams to force the rest of their pod to stay behind into the trap, due to that dolphins never leave behind sick or injured friends or family members. But most times, capture teams on their boats bang long metal rods against another to scare a pod to shallow waters. Nets are raised at the end of the shallow waters to prevent any from escaping, and nets are dropped over dolphins as they panic in fear and they are lifted onboard. Those who throb back and forth on deck have their backs cut with knives, in fact, if you paid attention to the…...

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