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“There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.” – Jacques Cousteau

Mirage’s Dolphin Habitat Nicknamed Death Pool

Posted on January 4, 2011 by delfina

I recently returned from a holiday trip to Las Vegas. During my stay at the Mirage, I became aware of their exhibit called “Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat”. I decided to do a little research on this exhibit and came to learn that it is actually nicknamed the “Dolphin Death Pool”.

Since its opening in 1990, this pool has been the death sentence of over 14 dolphins.

The Born Free foundation and the WSPA have condemned this place for its claims of being a research and educational facility, while in reality it is motivated by profits.

Upon entering the facility . . .

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