There is overwhelming scientific evidence showing how harmful it is to keep cetaceans in captivity. There is no scientific justification for dolphin parks to hold dolphins prisoners in their tanks and preform humiliating shows for our entertainment. These animals need to be in the wild, their natural habitat.
Below is a selection of scientific research that leading scientists and biologists have shared with me, whom also support my campaign: #noespaisparadelfines, as well as have signed my Manifesto.
“The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity”
“A review of the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity in the European Union and EC Directive 1999/22, relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos.”
“A vision of whales and dolphins in tourism”
“Reassessing public opinion of captive cetacean attractions with a photo elicitation survey”
“Towards a New Paradigm of Non-Captive Research on Cetacean Cognition”
“SeaWorld dolphin captivity should be stopped: study”
"The harmful effects of captivity and chronic stress on the well-being of orcas (Orcinus orca)"
"Putative neural consequences of captivity for elephants and cetaceans"
"Tooth damage in captive orcas (Orcinus orca)"
"Humans, Dolphins, and Moral Inclusivity"
"Are Dolphins Too Smart for Captivity"