After the deaths of four captive dolphins used in a “swim with dolphin” concession at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore, local animal rights groups are demanding that the casino free the remaining 23 dolphins who kidnapped from the South Pacific. In response to the demands, RWS, which had revenues of $2.3 billion in 2013, defends the use of dolphins, saying “Well-run zoological facilities provide strong and inspiring messages to visitors and can make a tangible difference to animal conservation.”
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Holding wild animals captive for entertainment is unspeakably cruel. The Cove, a film that documents the barbaric round up of wild dolphins in Japan, exposed the world to the world to an annual atrocity that had been hidden from public view. As more people learn about the dolphin round up and their life of deprivation in tanks, pressure to close these concessions will mount. Dolphins, who are among the most intelligent animals on the planet, have committed suicide in captivity. We must continue to fight until every imprisoned dolphin is free. To find out how you can help, please visit The Cove.