Marine Connection: Conservation through education - protecting whales, dolphins and the world's oceans for the future generations

 

   

Dolphins & Whales in Captivity

Marine parks cannot replicate the size or diversity of the natural home range of any cetacean. Forced to share pools with animals from differing georgraphical regions and species can lead to aggression, injury and in some cases even death. There are thousands of cetaceans in captivity worldwide and the industry is also a threat to wild cetacean populations, as takes from the wild to supply facilities still occur.

Working on a global scale Marine Connection helps stop new facilities being established and cetacean captures from the wild. Through our anti-captivity awarness programme, designed to highlight the cruelty and suffering inflicted on captive cetaceans in the name of entertainment, we actively involve the public in our campaigns.

As members of Dolphinaria-Free Europe, a coalition of NGOs and professionals working together to end the keeping of cetaceans in captivity, we seek greater protection for captive cetaceans and seek to stop their exploitation for human entertainment.

but did you know.. although we have no captive whales and dolphins in the UK, there are companies in Britain who have links to the captivity industry elsewhere.


MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS

Captivity - A Global Problem


A dream for you but what about the dolphins?

For many people who love dolphins swimming with them can be realisation of a lifelong wish - but the animals concerned pay a huge cost to fulfil that dream. If you love dolphins please see them in the wild, not in captivity.

 

 

BE PART OF THE CHANGE

 

THE REAL COST OF FISH

 

STOP THE SUFFERING

 
Conservation through education - protecting whales, dolphins and the world's oceans for the future generations