Thursday, August 22, 2013
THE TRUTH ABOUT DOLPHIN CAPTIVITY
Uploaded on Dec 11, 2011 ~James Bradicich
Our film examines dolphin life in captivity. We highlight the negative psychological and physical effects captivity has on dolphins, complimented by our overarching theme that dolphin captivity is unacceptable. We showcase the opinions of University of Southern California (USC) college students and dolphin trainers to supplement our message.
As a result of the unnatural interactions captive dolphins have with humans performers and thousands of screaming fans, captive dolphins can develop stress-related illnesses that oftentimes lead to a shortened lifespan or ultimate death. These permanent mental and physical effects cannot be replaced by eventual adaption.
Although the captivity industry is a multibillion dollar business and shows no sign of slowing down, there are still ways the public can get involved. As shown at the end of our film, you can get involved by joining Ric O'Barry's dolphin project, utilizing social media to advocate for the cause and pledging to not support the captivity business.
Please join the environmental revolution and pass this video on.
Jennah Blau and James Bradicich
USC Students and animal rights activists
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