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Dolphins perform at Notojima Aquarium in Ishikawa Prefecture.

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After watching The Cove last night....I REALLY feel bad for these dolphins. Great movie...if u haven`t seen it yet please do.

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I saw the cove too. After watching the cove, I have decided to never go to another dolphin show again. It is so cruel what really goes on without anyone knowing a thing. I feel so bad for these dolphins.. They really don`t belong in a cage performing tricks for business who care about only themselves.

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I used to think it was OK to have dolphins do tricks for people. After all they look so happy, right?

But the older I get, and the more I think about these things, the line blurs between killing them for food, or capturing them for entertainment.

Harmless? Who knows, maybe I'm anthropomorphizing too much. But watching these seems to be a lot less enjoyable than when I was a kid.

I find it preferable to go out on a ship and see them in their natural habitat, along with whales and other animals. That way they're free to flee (or crash into your boat like that one pic that is spreading around lately) if they want.

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It's not just dolphins. Just about any animal kept in captivity for entertainmemt, whether just in a cage to be gawked at or in a show to make kids happy suffers immeasurably.

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Honestly, as intelligent as dolphins are claimed to be, I'm surprised that they perform or even respond to people after being captured (especially if they were brutally captured -- similar to what was displayed in "The Cove").

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my question is, were these dolphins eaten afterwards?

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These dolphins perform because they are threatened with death if they don't!! It's a fact uncovered by the makers of The Cove.

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Wow - looks like these three people have made a great career move as "dolphin trainers". Wave your hands around and blow a whistle! Get a real job people, stop forcing wild animals to do ridiculous "tricks".

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I think it is a lost cause. Complain all you want, nobody really cares and people will not change. The only solution to save the world's oceans is to get rid of people.

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Save the dolphins and boycott aquariums and zoos!

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The most impressive part is how they get the dolphins to wear those natty yellow vests and red shorts....

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FREE Willy (and Dave the Dolphin).... Sick.

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I'm not so sure....To me, it looks like the dolphin is smiling and enjoying itself.

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These dolphins have it made.

They are lucky not to be US military dolphins used for underwater mine detection and clearance.

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They are lucky not to be US military dolphins used for underwater mine detection and clearance.

If this is true one more reason to hate the military people.

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All I see is captured animals begging for food and will do anything to get it. They are not smiling and enjoying themselves, far from it.

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nobody really cares and people will not change.

I feel more and more people are changing. I know I have. It's not too hard to see that it's cruel to capture a free being and make it perform tricks for our entertainment. Sooner or later, people will change.

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What a mouth watering dolphin in the picture. Oishisou ne! Definately a testy sushi it would be.

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I think its better to abolish slavery like this and better make an ocean safari where you we can watch these animals in freedom through a dome. Some aliens will capture you and make you perform in their world, how you feel then?

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Would you like a side of irony with that dolphin, sir?

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Some aliens will capture you and make you perform in their world, how you feel then?

Neither Dolphin nor humans are aliens. The cruelty is being done to those who were supposed to share this planet.

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Animal Slavery.

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@Gurukun I'm not so sure....To me, it looks like the dolphin is smiling and enjoying itself.

Ever seen a sad, angry dolphin???

The doliphins curse... the shape of their mouth appears to be a smile... ALL THE TIME... I'm pretty sure the "smile" would be there while drowning in a fishing net/ speared by a harpoon gun and even in death.

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@Eyeblack: Neither Dolphin nor humans are aliens. The cruelty is being done to those who were supposed to share this planet.

You obviously have not read book 4 of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy", "So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish".

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Whales and Dolphins are Mammals that couldn't cut it on land so they fled back to the sea. Harhar. ;)

Said that we would know quiet a bit less about many species if it weren't for zoos and Aquariums.

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LoveUSA, your comment is irrelevant to the topic and offensive!

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No, it's not, Nuckin. She's right.

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These dolphins perform because they are threatened with death if they don't!! It's a fact uncovered by the makers of The Cove.

prove it

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"Animal slavery"

You could accuse every dog, cat, and every other kind of pet owner of the same thing.

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if that dolphin had jumped the other way he/she might have made back to the cove...........sorry

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Animal Slavery.

Sure, better they be set free to deal with starvation, illness, and predators.

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Sure, better they be set free to deal with starvation, illness, and predators.

Please, sell them a piece of mind in your utopia. Then, charge us admission to your delusion of their happiness.

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Ever seen a sad, angry dolphin???

Chinpira-have you? and you point is?

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"Animal slavery"

You could accuse every dog, cat, and every other kind of pet owner of the same thing.

Agreed.

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http://www.seaworld.com/

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