BENEFITING: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, Inc.
Deb Lium wrote -
I've always been a dolphin lover after growing up in Hawaii, and although I was always uncomfortable going to Sea World (same as I was with any zoo), I went... for years. But after watching "The Cove" 7 years ago I realized how bad it really was. I'm sad it took me so long to realize, but since then I've followed Ric O'Barry and his Dolphin Project and supported wherever I could. I've seen a lot of progress, but there's so much more to be done. If you care to donate to our team for this worthy cause please do. If not, please at least vow to NEVER BUY A TICKET!
I worked at SeaWorld, which I thought would be a magical experience when I first got the job. Instead, I quickly realized how miserable the lives of these beautiful, incredibly intelligent, sentient (self-aware) creatures were. Free, they swim for miles and communicate with their brethren across the ocean using sonar; at SeaWorld and other marine animal amusement parks, they are confined to small swimming pools, echo chambers of loneliness and despair. They are "cared for" by teenagers and are susceptible to disease. Don't confuse your children by taking them to these parks under the guise of "education" and "conservation." Everything about that is a lie, and do you really want your kids to grow up thinking that animal abuse is ok?
Please join us—in spirit, running with us, contributing to this fundraiser, or as Deb said, vowing never to pay for a front-row seat to see a dolphin's torture.