Dolphins may be diving in delight this week at the fantastic news that plans to build dolphin parks in several Indian states have been scrapped following pressure from PETA India. The proposed marine parks would have condemned dolphins to spend their lives in small tanks after being torn away from their natural habitat and families. While there, they would have been forced to perform absurd tricks for human entertainment.
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… Preston resident Paul Obernay of Benthic Pelagic Solutions for inventing an animal-friendly alternative to swimming with dolphins! PETA’s Proggy Awards (“Proggy” is for “progress”) recognise animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. Mr Obernay will be receiving his framed award shortly so that he can proudly display his achievement.
The device, called the “Dolphin Dome”, uses video screens and the sounds of the sea to create the sensation of being in the ocean with dolphins. Interacting with the aquatic mammals is claimed to have a beneficial effect for people with autism … Read more.
Animals find new ways to astonish us every day. Wouldn’t it be great if we returned the favour by astonishing them with our compassion?
- Scientists have discovered that “sheepish” really means “brainy”.
- Dolphins and researchers have learned to speak each other’s language. Can a Rosetta Stone course be far behind?
- Perhaps those dolphins can help us translate a Compassionate Action Award into dolphinese for this pup-friendly pod who rescued a dog.
- A courageous canine has proved that true friends are there when you need them most.