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Protesters gather to oppose Dolphinaris grand opening

Jeremy Beren, Managing Editor, Scottsdale Chronicle

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  1. Stacia Deering on October 22nd, 2016 9:31 am

    I am frustrated by the editing of this segment. Choosing to place Stafford’s interview last does not offer the audience the opportunity to hear rebuttal comments from the people that oppose Dolphinaris. We stand by the statement that Dolphinaris is all about money and not dolphin care. We are not alone, and we are not uneducated about the issues! There is NO man-made tank anywhere that befits the dolphin’s natural abilities or satisfies their need for a stimulating environment. You’re locking a gifted child in a walk-in closet with some games and telling the world it is in his best interest! Just when other parks are CLOSING their swim with the dolphin programs and acknowledging the inhumane treatment captivity implies, Stafford ignores the facts and goes after the money. Stafford’s tone is condescending, placating, and – to our ears – utterly hollow. You absolutely cannot respect Dolphins and work with them in captivity, anywhere. The staff involved are not special, they do not know something we don’t know, they are not heroes. They are slave owners in a situation that does not benefit the Dolphins in any way, but sure seems to make the humans feel good. Shame on them! The future is ours, we will close them down.

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Protesters gather to oppose Dolphinaris grand opening