Captive dolphin attacked a trainer, sending her to hospital and prompting USDA investigation

Captive dolphin attacked a trainer, sending her to hospital and prompting USDA investigation



The Miami Seaquarium has once again made news after a USDA investigation discovered that a captive dolphin attacked a trainer, resulting in her hospitalization.

A video of a dolphin bodyslamming a trainer in the sea was shared on TikTok.

Sundance, the trainer’s dolphin, slammed into her three times and dragged her underwater at one point.

The trainer struggled to free himself and swam to the pool’s edge.

“The recent news of a dolphin attacking a trainer at #MiamiSeaquarium is terrible and highlights how dolphins suffer for entertainment while putting workers in danger,” Nicole Barrantes, a wildlife campaign manager with World Animal Protection, stated.

Sundance and all other dolphins in captivity should be retired and released to a seaside sanctuary. This cruel industry must end.”

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This article by Hailey Kanowsky was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 17 April 2022. Lead Image Source : Arevik/Shutterstock.


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