A Humble Thank You
My daughter and her husband and my granddaughter Malia live in Boston, but this week they are on vacation in Florida.
I recieved a call from her 2 days ago and she was really upset. She said ,"Mom, i think the dolphins at Disney are not happy. This one dolphin was banging his pen trying to get out to play with the others. I dont like to see dolphins in captivity,Mom".
She proceeded to take a picture of this dolphin and knowing my daughter I dont think she realized what a great picture she took. This beautiful dolphin and those like it have given their lives for our enjoyment and education.
The dolphins in captivity right now have been born and bred in captivity. They have no clue on how to live like their wild brothers and sisters . Releasing them would mean certain death. They donot know what a shark is, they associate humans with food and they also have no clue on how to hunt for food.
I ask my daughter to humbly in her mind THANK these captive dolphins who educate and entertain MILIIONS of people, especially the people in cultures that kill tens of thousands of wild dolphins a year.
I lift my voice now in highest praise for these wonderful creatures whose lives are greatly altered from their natural state. May we as humans never again raid the ocean to catch and capture a wild dolphin for our entertainment. May we honor the original dolphins, who years ago were taken from the ocean and may we always thank their desendants who educate and entertain us in the present.