So the Conneyland dolphins died because of an opiate overdose, that some idiot gave them during a rave. ‘Zoo dolphins deaths ‘Caused by Party Drugs’
We need to ask why the dolphinarium ever allowed the rave to take place so close to the dolphins in the first place?
The dolphin captive display industry tell us that dolphins are held so we can learn more about conservation, but maybe all that we learn is how to squeeze more money out of these amazing creatures.
Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent animals who need to live in complex social groups. In captivity they will usually have been separated from their families, sometimes being captured in cruel hunts. A concrete tank can never replace their ocean home or their families.
We have no right to put these amazing creatures in captivity. Captive whale and dolphin shows are not educational, nor are they ‘conservation’.
As this case proves, the dolphin display industry is about making money out of these creatures – but it’s often the dolphins that pay the ultimate price.