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Dolphin reality TV show stopped

A campaign by a coalition of marine mammal scientists and animal protection NGOs, including WDC, has successfully prevented filming of a new reality TV show, “Dolphins with the Stars” in Portugal.

The show, which tasks celebrities to train individual captive dolphins to perform choreographed routines and tricks before live audiences, has angered the Dolphinaria-Free Europe coalition, which works to end the exploitation of dolphins and whales in captivity. Already broadcast in Lithuania, the TV programme concept of “Dolphins with the Stars” has reportedly been sold to European countries.  

Dolphins in captivity in Europe

Image: Dolphins are held in captivity in marine parks in many European countries. Photo © WDC