Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 http://isscamreview.com/cash-improve-system/
  2. 2 Mexico City and...?
  3. 3 Driving in CR
  4. 4 Getting to Laguna San Ignacio from Wisconsin
  5. 5 Day trip from Merida - seeking recommendations
  6. 6 Recommendations for a Mexico City hotel needed
  7. 7 Advice for 2 days in Mexico City
  8. 8 Tamarindo Sept
  9. 9 Actual beachfront hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca???
  10. 10 Trip help -is MA necessary if I'm going to Osa?
  11. 11 Quepos and Manuel Antonio
  12. 12 4 hour tour in San Jose, Costa Rica
  13. 13 Need help for trip to Costa Rica in December
  14. 14 Nicest All inclusive for young children
  15. 15 Visit to Panama - all inclusive r&r combined with adventure ..
  16. 16 Traveling with a baby to Mexico
  17. 17 Renting Car in Mexico
  18. 18 Cancun All inclusive
  19. 19 Cancun Transfer Timing
  20. 20 Belize in mid September
  21. 21 Mexico City Airport hotel transportation question
  22. 22 Budget Belize
  23. 23 3 weeks in PV next summer with kids
  24. 24 Costa Rica Itinerary Help
  25. 25 Some questions re Mexico City and Puebla
View next 25 » Back to the top

DON'T SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS

Jump to last reply

If you have not yet read or seen the shocking report out of Mexico regarding the treatment of dolphins for "swim with the dolphins" programs, you probably soon will. These poor creatures have been captured and transported under inhumane conditions, causing injury and death. While public outcry from Canadian travellers has caused the Mexican government to step in and suspend the license for at least one operator in La Paz, hundreds more are operating all over Mexico. It will be months before the government will be able to put stringent guidelines in place to protect these beautiful animals, so in the meantime it is up to us, the travellers, to help put a stop to the practice by refusing to buy the product. So please, think about these animals when planning your activities while on vacation. Do not support the practice, and there will be no financial gain to capture any more dolphins. If you don't want to do it for the dolphins, do it for yourself and/or your children who will be put at risk to be in the water with animals that have been treated so badly they may be unpredictable. If you really feel you must "swim with the dolphins", carefully inspect the conditions the animals are being kept in - if they cannot dive deep, they cannot escape the heat, and are suffering. Remember, none of them have been born into captivity, they were all once free. Like people, they mate for life, and stay in family circles, so when they are captured, they are torn from lifemates, and suffer their entire, shortened lives.
I know I will never consider visiting these places after reading, and seeing the footage, of this terrible story of an industry that exists ONLY for tourists.

31 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement