WATCH BLACKFISH . DON’T BUY A TICKET TO SEA WORLD OR ANY MARINE PARK

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

http://blackfishmovie.com

When I was younger, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. I wanted to work with dolphins. Dolphins were and still are to me ,magical animals.I was visiting all the marine parks , buying all kind of things thinking that I was actually helping the dolphins and doing the right thing.
So of course later, my dream was to swim with dolphins.I actually did it.
I was on holidays in Dominican Republic.The dolphins were in a little swimming pool.
While we were waiting in the swimming pool for others to swim with them, one dolphin was coming and biting us.
They were skinny and so miserable. How cruel is that?
Was it a dream? certainly not! Not for the dolphins. It was a nightmare and the word is weak. For me? seeing them miserable in this tiny tank was breaking my heart.
Later on, I was taking my children to marine parks thinking that it was education.Seriously how stupid was all this?
At this time I didn’t know better. I really wish I knew what I know now. Education is so important.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS NOT TO DO. NEVER EVER AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID AND NO LONGER DO.I WISH I NEVER DID.

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If you want to help :
First start by speaking around. Encourage your family and friends to watch BLACKFISH and not to visit marine parks.

Here are a few links to sign petitions:
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2945

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5131.

This website is fantastic:
http://dolphinproject.org/about-us

http://savejapandolphins.org/take-action/dolphins-in-captivity

And of course join and support SEA SHEPHERD org and Captain Paul Watson :
http://www.seashepherd.org
http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/captain-paul-watson.html

You can also watch THE COVE
http://www.thecovemovie.com

You can show your support by shopping there and wearing the gorgeous items for men and women:

http://www.ecojoia.com/index.php/stores/partner-all/ecojoia/sjd

My wonderful friend Bob Ingersoll always says:
– Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. ..
http://blog.peta.org.uk/2011/08/project-nim-bob-ingersoll-interview/

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4 comments

  1. Dolphins and Orcas…should ve in the wild with their family. It’s so wrong and unethical to keep them in captivity for entertainment.If you want to see them,just go and see them in the wild,that’ s the thing to do. My son who really loves dolphins , will have to wait , and we will love to go and see them free in the wild.Yes he loves dolphins and polar bears and all the other animals too.
    Great blog Valerie ,you are Awesome.

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  2. By telling us how you once wanted to be a dolphin trainer and photos of you swimming with them is actually very inspiring. It shows how much you were able to change and how much you were able to learn. For someone like me, just starting to learn about true animal welfare, that is an inspiration. If you can do it, we should be able to change too. Very inspirational!

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