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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.

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