Whether dolphin shows are educational – a matter of definition?
By Martha Brock
Congressman Young’s (R-AK) point, during a hearing regarding marine mammal captivity, that whether the dolphin shows are educational or not educational is a matter of definition, might be a valid one. What specific kind of information any particular dolphin exhibit imparts can certainly be varied: one exhibit might focus on dolphin life span and intelligence while another addresses family structure and habitat range, while still another describes what we understand and do not understand about dolphin communication.
But saying it’s a matter of definition is a convenient cop-out, and not altogether true. Because one should look, that is, Congressman Young should look, at the actual content of shows that justify keeping marine mammals in captivity, before cavalierly speaking of something being a matter of definition. And so should we all. So, here, for your convenience, Congressman Young (and the minute numbers of you who are actually reading this), is an example: Read More . . .
- Irrefutable Proof that #Seaworld Does Not Care (holisecleveland.wordpress.com)
- Marine animals held captive in Canada’s heartland (veganactivist.wordpress.com)
- Marine Mammal, “Takes,” NOAA file RIN 0648 – XA507 (championsforcetaceans.com)
- A Dolphin Study Seeks to Start a Two-Way Conversation (nytimes.com)
- What food do dolphins need (wiki.answers.com)
- Freedom for Marine Mammals: Having The Opportunity, Choosing To Take It, and Ways To Use It (holisecleveland.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Dolphin Facts (wherethedolphinsswim.wordpress.com)