In Sentosa, A Pink Dolphin Suffers From Skin Cancer
Investigators from Wildlife Watcher and Sea Shepherd Singapore went to Underwater World to conduct an investigation of the treatment of dolphins. They attended two shows in July and August. After which, they detailed their findings in a 31-page report, stating that the dolphins inhabited rusty cages and performed unnatural acts.
One of the female dolphins, Han, has “visible head and mouth injury with skin problem.” She is suffering from skin cancer.
It doesn’t look pretty.
What Is Being Done
First The Dolphins At RWS, Now This
- Having dolphins in captivity disrupts their natural behaviours. They won’t learn how to be dolphins because they are not around a larger group that will teach them how to behave as they should. They are social creatures, and keeping them in a small tank deprives them of learning how to socialise.
- Dolphins are intelligent and emotional, and they actually get depressed when in captivity. While it’s difficult to gauge how they feel, there have been cases where they have committed suicide as they are too depressed with their living conditions.
There are more reasons, of course, but the health of these dolphins is not worth the money made by people seeing these shows. There is enough evidence to show that keeping these dolphins is detrimental, and this should stop.