Poland Says NO to the Dolphin Show!

Maciej H Grabowski, the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Poland has announced that plans for the construction of a dolphinarium in Mszczonów will not be approved. During a radio broadcast on TOK FM, the Minister stated there was no consensus on bringing dolphins to Poland, and he could not agree with keeping dolphins in captive facilities because they live much shorter lives than they would in the wild. He went on to say that dolphins breed poorly in such conditions, and added that the biology of dolphins is not suited for captive conditions.*

*Translated comments from the Minister of the Environment’s official Facebook page.

Dolphin Project applauds the Minister’s decision and hopes that the issue of importing cetaceans to Poland will also be considered, ensuring that Poland remains a captivity-free country.

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About Cara Sands

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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.

A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.

It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.

Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!

"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands

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