Do you still want to see the dolphin shows in aquariums?

May 25, 2015
Do you still want to see the dolphin shows in aquariums?

The life of the wild dolphin is more than 30 years.
The life of the dolphin in an aquarium is around 4-7 years.

We, Inuneko Kyusainowa, oppose breeding creatures in inappropriate environments and forcing them to do entertainments.

Fishing methods aren’t the only issues concerning dolphins.
Also problematic is the training of dolphins with painful techniques for the shows in aquariums, which shortens their lives in those rough environments,.

Wild dolphins can live over 30 years.
But the average lifespan of dolphins in aquariums is about 7 years.
It said 5.5 years before.
The Taiji Whale Museum calculated 4.3 years.

The following is an excerpt from the Animal Rights Center information.

http://www.arcj.org/animals/aquarium/00/id=410

We oppose the display of dolphins.

Wild dolphins are introduced into the aquarium.
Most of the aquariums have been buying dolphins at a high price from Taiji, Wakayama, where dolphin drive hunting is done.
The trading performance in 2011 was 131 bottlenose dolphins out of 186, (70%), and 24 grampus griseus out of 188 (12.7%).
These are captured by drive hunting and sold to aquariums in Japan and overseas.

Things like trained dolphin shows are never done in Zoos.

Normally people don’t care.
But most zoos don’t train animals to make shows.
However, most of the aquariums are doing shows to entertain people.
The aquariums say that the main purpose is the observation of habits, and the cultivation of aesthetic sensitivity for children.
But it’s stressful for the animals to make shows in aquariums, where they can’t find food by themselves.
Please imagine that.
Why do trainers give food after each performance?

To live in the narrow aquarium throughout an entire life.

Wild dolphins in nature move between 60km and 100km in one day.
The water tank in aquariums is much smaller than that.
As the result, many dolphins display stereotypical behaviors.
For example, elephants in zoos do repetitious actions like swinging their noses right to left again and again, or swinging their bodies right to left.
This is because of stress, and is an abnormal behavior indicative of frustration.

Do you still want to see the dolphin shows in aquariums?

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