Thought for the Day – Captivity

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“What’s wrong with captivity?  The capture, bring them into a concrete chlorinated box, reducing them to circus clowns and then selling this as educational to the public.  And I think it’s extremely dangerous. This issue for me is not just about the dolphins. There’s about a thousand in captivity and it’s more about the millions of people who go and see the show, go and see Shamu. They’re learning, it is educational, they’re learning, however, that  it’s okay to abuse nature. That’s what they come away with that these – it only serves – the Shamu experience or the captivity experience only serves to perpetuate our insidious, utilitarian perception of nature and it’s an issue about education. To teach a child not to step on a caterpillar or a butterfly is as important to the child as it is the butterfly. And that’s what’s wrong with it. – Ric O’Barry

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Please click here for more information on Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project

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  1. Pingback: Myths – Dolphin Captivity | Voice For The Blue

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