Campaign to ban captive marine mammals
Recently in Antigua & Barbuda there has been discussion as whether to permit a facility which will hold captive marine mammals such as dolphins. This discussion has sparked a vigorous debate and initiated an online campaign to petition the government of Antigua & Barbuda to communicate the public's distaste and dislike for any such facility in Antigua & Barbuda.
You are invited to click the link and sign the petition. While online petitions do not make policy for any government, they are important means of providing a necessary opinion forum for signees and give an idea of the support or opposition of a subject.
We here at 365antigua.com do not support the captivation of dolphins for any reason. Our website will never be available for promotion or advertising for such a business.
Facts about captive dolphins
- Forcing orcas and dolphins to live in groups dictated by humans disrupts the dynamics of the natural hierarchy, which in turn upsets their natural behavior.
- One of the major causes of death among captive dolphins is suicide.
- 53% of those dolphins who survive the violent capture die within 90 days.
The Antiguan govt's ability to monitor and manage existing animal welfare is already strained.
Leave your message
Post your thoughts in the comment section below. Let the government of Antigua & Barbuda know your opinion.