Baby Dolphin Dies While Performing at Dolphinarium in Bulgaria

Baby Dolphin Dies While Performing at Dolphinarium in Bulgaria

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It’s been widely known for some time now that do not belong in captivity. like whales and dolphins are incredibly intelligent and highly social animals that belong in the wild with their pods.

Like all other captive wild animals, their health is also negatively affected and deteriorates when in captivity. In the wild, dolphins can travel up to 80 miles a day, but in captivity, they are confined to small tanks.

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People are fooled into believing that the animals are happy to perform, but they are being exploited. One of the methods used to train such animals to perform is food deprivation because it’s completely unnatural for animals to perform for humans’ entertainment. Not to mention, they are taken from the wild and that alone is very cruel.

The conditions in marine parks are so unlike the natural habitat of cetaceans that they become sick and depressed, even attempting suicide. How many more innocent animals have to die before all tanks are empty? Recently, a baby died at a dolphinarium in Bulgaria when forced to perform.

During a live performance at the dolphinarium in the city of Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the dolphins suddenly stopped performing.

A spectator told BBC there was a disturbance — the performance was cut short and visitors were asked to leave. Another distressed spectator said they could see the dead body of the baby dolphin from the park’s cafe.

The park’s biologist claims that the dolphin was not performing nine days after its birth and the death did not happen during a live show, but spectators say otherwise and animal rights activists are still furious. Four Paws‘ Yavor Gechev pointed out to BBC that five dolphins and a seal have died at the park in the last five years.

Four Paws and other animal activists are fighting to stop the dolphinarium from including seal pups in their shows as well, and petitioners are calling for the dolphinarium to be shut down!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 5 September 2019.


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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Another disgusting display of human callousness, uncaring, ignorance and blatant stupidity

Diane
Diane

When is this abuse of wild animals going to stop!! We do not need to see dolphins performing tricks – they need to be in their natural environment. Keeping these highly intelligent animals in captivity should be banned.

Alison Moanique

stop catching wild animals and keeping them in tiny “cages” without their families. they ought to be given a chance to have a decent life. close the dolphinarium or enlarge the areas that they have access to!

Alison Moanique

stop catching wild animals and keeping them in tiny “cages” without their families. they ought to be given a chance to have a decent life. close the dolphinarium or enlarge the areas that they have access to!

Victor Quinteros Marquina

The Wilde is not longer safe.

Alison Moanique

it is abuse to keep them locked up

Victor Quinteros Marquina

The Wilde is not longer safe.

Alison Moanique

it is abuse to keep them locked up

Victor Quinteros Marquina

Alison Moanique it is safer as the wild is not longer a guarantee