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Still no evidence dolphins cure human health issues says review

Still no evidence dolphins cure human health issues says review

A review of the data behind Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT)  – the use of dolphins to treat people with mental and physical health concerns, has concluded that there is still no concrete evidence proving that it works. Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT) encourages people suffering from a range of medical problems to enter the water with dolphins…

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Why Carnival needs to stop exploiting dolphins

Would you believe that more than 550 dolphins are held captive in 68 facilities across Mexico and the Caribbean? These dolphins are imprisoned primarily to amuse cruise ship passengers on ‘shore excursions’. Every day, hundreds of tourists disembark the cruise ships and pour into dolphin theme parks to hug, kiss and swim with the captive…

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Tourist bitten at captive dolphin facility

A tourist from Brazil is claiming compensation after she was allegedly bitten by a dolphin while leaving the water at a marine park in Colombia. The incident occured while the woman was visiting the Oceanario Islas del Rosario near Cartegena. According to news reports she suffered injuries to her leg which the park was then unable to…

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Swiss tour operator to end promotion of captive dolphin facilities

A Swiss tour operator has announced that it is going to cease the promotion of dolphinariums and swim-with facilities in the next 18 months. Hotelplan Switzerland is working with the local NGO, Oceancare to implement six measures across its travel brands that will also include producing a brochure for its clients with information on the…

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Is swimming with dolphins losing its popularity in Mexico?

New research by Mexican marketing consultants suggests that the popularity of swimming with captive dolphins appears to be waning in the state of Quintana Roo. Studies of visitor numbers to facilities in locations such as Cancun and Riviera Maya have shown a steady decline in recent years with less than 10% of visitors to the…

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