FREE THE DOLPHINS

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Although there is a growing awareness worldwide of the cruelty implicit in keeping wild animals in captivity, and a growing number of Mexican states have banned circus animals, Mexico is shamefully positioned as the third country with the most captive dolphins in the world, and has the most in Latin America.

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And we say it is shameful, because over 50% of dolphins die while being captured or shortly thereafter. They are trained through starvation. And for animals that in the wild can travel over 100 km per day, the tanks they are kept in are absurdly small, too shallow to escape from the sun, often lacking in shade, and full of chemicals to disguise the fact that they must swim in their own filth. Furthermore, these are highly intelligent and social creatures which suffer a great deal when separated from their companions, babies, or mothers.

For these reasons the rest…

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