Saving dolphins from slaughter and from businesses who will buy them for profit. This was what I learnt from the cove movie. Who would have known that even after all these awareness, we now require a "saving dolphins" campaign in Singapore.
Resorts world sentosa has captured 27 dolphins from the wild to keep them in enclosures for (obviously) profit. 2 of the dolphins have already died. The rest are currently being trained in the Philippines for their eventual use at RWS.
Using the dolphins for Dolphin Assisted Therapy for humans and for educating humans are some of the attractions that will be introduced.
Actually I think association with ANY animal can bring along some kind of therapeutic effect. Not only dolphins. But people like dolphins as they look gentle and as if they are happy all the time and because it's not an animal most of us eat - so perhaps the perceived "dolphins are better therapy assistants". But I think if you really want therapy, especially therapy to heighten compassion, the best kind would be association with farm animals - association with those who are about to be slaughtered, and then re-association with them again when they are free and happy.
Education using dolphins is just another excuse to make money. The dolphins are trained in the philippines. What can we possibly learn from trained animals, I think it's more like they are learning from us. In their natural habitat, where they are roaming free and wild, that is where you get to learn.
If RWS refuses to release these dolphins. Please do not visit RWS to support their dolphins enclosures. These animals don't deserve to suffer just so that someone can get rich.
Visit this site by ACRES to show your support for the dolphins freedom!
The Green Hut 原素坊
4 days ago