Breeding dolphins in captivity
The high intelligence of these animals and the complex social structures in which they live make it absolutely impossible to create a suitable artificial environment in which they can lead a normal, happy and dignified life. The lack of space for movement combined with separation from loved ones, hunger, training, noisy performances and invasive attractions such as “swimming with dolphins”, make life in the dolphinarium a living hell. …
All tanks and aquariums have limited capacity, however breeding programs never stop. Most babies don’t survive, and few grow up to replace other dolphins who can no longer perform in the show. Excess animals can always be sold for profit, this is first and foremost a business.