Whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans) are complex, intelligent and social animals with highly specialised needs. They can profoundly suffer in captivity, developing abnormal behaviour and heightened aggressive as a result of restrictive space and a lack of environmental enrichment. For these reasons among others, they should not be kept in captivity.
Dolphinaria-Free Europe wants to make sure that cetaceans are protected in the wild, where they belong, and not used for public entertainment in choreographed displays and in swim-with facilities. We are asking you to pledge to avoid visiting captive dolphin facilities and partake in dolphin interaction activities.
Dolphinaria-Free Europe is working to phase out of captive dolphin facilities. As a possible solution, our founding members Born Free Foundation are investing in studies to assess the feasibility of establishing a dolphin refuge of former captive dolphins, which may result in some animals being successfully rehabilitated for release into the wild.
Let’s work together to ensure that whales, dolphins and porpoises are no longer kept in captivity.
Take the pledge
Help us to end the use of cetaceans for public entertainment by pledging to avoid visiting captive dolphin facilities and partaking in dolphin interaction activities.
Sign the pledge below.
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