Captive cetacean attacks — How common are they?
Much has been made in the media over the eight-year-old girl recently bitten by a dolphin participating in a feeding program at SeaWorld. But how common are cetacean attacks committed by mammals kept in captivity?
Whether they occur deliberately or incidentally, accidents between captive cetaceans and the humans who interact with them do happen. This past week, two of those events were featured prominently across global media platforms.The first involved eight-year-old Jillian Thomas who was feeding a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando when it . . .
- PETA wants feds to investigate SeaWorld (wptv.com)
- Girl Bitten by Dolphin at SeaWorld (drudge.com)
- Dolphin bites little girl at SeaWorld (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
- Ga. girl bitten while feeding dolphin at SeaWorld (kfwbam.com)
- Dolphin bites young girl at Orlando SeaWorld (wtvr.com)
- Ga. girl bitten while feeding dolphin at SeaWorld (myfox8.com)
- Dolphin Bites Girl At SeaWorld Theme Park (news.sky.com)
- Ga. girl bitten while feeding dolphin at SeaWorld (miamiherald.com)