Once again, this shit needs to be seen. Look at each one of these pictures and remember them next time you have the urge to see a "dolphin show". This is the brutal reality behind using animals for your entertainment.
from @dolphin_project - Taiji: A family pod of Bottlenose dolphins was torn apart today. The prettier dolphins were forcibly ripped from their family by divers who jumped on them and wrestled them under tarps to the awaiting trainers. Those deemed suitable for captivity were carried out of the Cove in slings, their freedom forever lost and their lives forever changed. Other pod members panicked and thrashed in the water. Repeatedly hurling themselves onto rocks and trying to push themselves through the nets in desperate attempts to escape their tormentors. Dolphins were repeatedly caught in nets, struggling to survive. Sometimes, divers untangled them, sometimes they were left to try to free themselves. After about 3 hours, all the decisions had been made. Many of those rejected had been marked with a white substance. When the process was finished, the hunters removed the nets and the pod was quickly driven back out to sea, minus 17 members. After suffering through this ordeal, hopefully, they will have the strength to endure. 11-03-17 7:20pm #dolphinproject
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