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World Animal Protection Urges Sea World To Stop Breeding Dolphins

December 2, 2019 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Today World Animal Protection has unveiled the next phase of their campaign to ban captive
dolphin breeding at Gold Coast marine park, Sea World – one of the world’s largest captive
dolphin venues.
The campaign will see billboards in multiple locations – including Surfers Paradise, Southport
and Bundall – educating passers-by on the ‘life sentence’ handed to dolphins in tanks. It follows
a petition calling on the Queensland Government to ban captive breeding at Sea World which
attracted over 22,000 signatures.
With the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park in Coffs Harbour announcing earlier this year they
will end captive breeding, Sea World is now the only venue in Australia where this still takes
place.

Head of Campaigns at World Animal Protection, Ben Pearson said:
“We are calling on Sea World to end their captive breeding program, so we can ensure these
are the last generation of dolphins in captivity,” he said.
“With Dolphin Marine Conservation Park having already made this commitment, Sea World is
now on its own and out of step with the growing public awareness that keeping dolphins in
captivity is cruel.

“Breeding more dolphins that can live up to 50 years in these circumstances is unjustifiable and
we’re very confident the community will support our campaign.
“There are currently over 30 dolphins at Sea World, most of which were born and bred there,
with breeding to continue in future to provide entertainment for tourists.”
In their natural environment, dolphins swim 100 square kilometres of ocean freely, sometimes
much more, but the average dolphin in captivity has a space 200,000 times smaller than that.
Major travel brands like TripAdvisor, Virgin Holidays, British Airways Holidays and Booking.com
have already committed to stop selling tickets to dolphin shows and encounters.
More than 22,000 people from Australia and New Zealand have signed World Animal
Protection’s petition calling on the Queensland Government to ban captive breeding at Sea
World and begin work on a sea sanctuary for the dolphins who cannot be released into the wild.

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