Dolphins in captivity have nothing to smile about
Dolphins are intelligent, wild animals. They belong in the wild, not bred in captivity for entertainment.
Up to 50 years in captivity is no life for a wild animal. In their natural environment, dolphins swim freely in 100 square kilometres of ocean, sometimes more, but the average dolphin in captivity has a space a fraction of that space!
They often look like they are smiling, but this is just the shape of their face. Don’t be fooled by a smile.
Join our global community to defend dolphins by taking our pledge to only see dolphins in the wild - where they belong.
The tide is turning against the keeping of dolphins in captivity for entertainment.
Our research shows 66% of Australians prefer to see dolphins in the wild.
Major travel brands including TripAdvisor and Booking.com have already committed to stop selling tickets to dolphin shows and encounters.
As well as changes from the travel industry, Canada recently passed a ban on keeping dolphins, whales and porpoises for entertainment, and France banned captive dolphin breeding.
This is part of a global movement towards better treatment of these wild animals, which includes the nations of Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK.