Ric O’Barry in Mexico to Oppose Captive Dolphin Shows

Somos su mayor amenaza y su unica esperanza – Ric O’Barry

On the heels of his six-week stay in Taiji, where he documented the dolphin slaughter for the world to witness, Ric has landed in Cancun to lend his support to help end captive dolphin shows. He will be participating in a number of events, organized by Mexiconservacion, aimed to educate on the perils of keeping dolphins in captivity. Events will be held in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum.

Mexiconservacion flyerThese include:

  • January 27, 2015 –  Press Conference – Cancun 10.00 a.m. – SCHOOL KUKULKAN, SM 32 – beside Ombligo Verde
  • January 28Sunset with Ric O’Barry – Playa Del Carmen 4:00 p.m. – Talk and discussion about the captive dolphin industry in Wah Wah Beach Bar, Calle 2 (along the beach side)
  • January 29 – 3:00 p.m. – Public protest outside Dolphinaris Dolphinarium, Cancun (Wet and Wild Water Park)
  • January 30 – 6:00 p.m. – Public Presentation of “The Cove,” followed by a Q&A with Ric O’Barry  at the Auditorium UNTRAC, Tulum
    No Children under the age of 16 allowed

All events are free to attend.

For More Information:

http://www.mexiconservacion.org

 

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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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