Dolphins are highly intelligent and social animals and should not be kept in captivity. As exciting as it is to see these beautiful animals, please boycott captive dolphin shows and strive to see them wild in their natural environment - I promise you, it is worth the wait and is so much more rewarding to encounter them on THEIR terms, not ours, without exploitation and suffering.
In some locations, such as Japan, dolphins are hunted in an cruel activity known as dolphin drive hunting; some are brutally slaughtered and others are captured for use in captivity. For more information about the dolphin hunting in Japan, I urge you to watch 'The Cove' and follow Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project @dolphin_project. Besides drive hunting, they also face threats from bycatch, habitat loss, and marine pollution.
A beautiful shot of an inquisitive dolphin in the Red Sea by @orencohen_underwater.
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