Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 73

Dolphins in Captivity: One Voice meets Marineland

Following the procedure initiated by Marineland before the State Council against the dolphinarium decree, One Voice wishes to speak out. The fate of dolphins in captivity should not be put into question!

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Last May, after several years of fighting and working with the Environment Ministry, One Voice obtainedthe ban on the reproduction of dolphins and their transfer between dolphinariums. But on July 6th, the Marineland Park filed an appeal against this order to request a review.

France does not have an independent administrative authority to protect the rights and freedoms of animals. One Voice intends to defend their rights to freedom and lead a life worthy of that name, according to their needs and desires.

Marineland's arguments will not deceive anyone. Who benefits from the reproduction of dolphins in captivity, if not specifically the private companies motivated by profit, such as dolphinariums and their shareholders, because this helps to sustain their trade?

Dolphins suffer precisely from captivity, which flouts their family and social ties, and denies their biological and psychological needs. The authorisation of the reproduction and exchange of dolphins between dolphinariums amounts to inducing a chronic suffering on these gregarious and intelligent animals.

It is indeed curious that Marineland did not worry about the well-being of the orcas when it announced it was stopping the reproduction of the latter. How would that be different for dolphins?

According to the dolphinarium, the minister would not be competent to make this decree that she did not validate, however her competence was not put into question when the matter of taking an order deciding the end of the detention of orcas arose!

It is still the same park that holds polar bears in sunny enclosures and claims to anyone who wants to hear it that they live there like fish in water...

One Voice will do its utmost to ensure that the order is maintained without concessions. Too many dolphins have already suffered.

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MARIE | Saturday 23 September 2017

Les animaux ne sont pas la propriété de l'homme, qui se les accapare pour des gains financiers.
Leur place est dans la nature pas dans un bassin...qui leur apporte des maladies de peau, du stress et un espace exigu.
Je n'ai jamais été voir ce genre de spectacle seule ou en famille...
NE PLUS ALLER VOIR CE GENRE DE SPECTACLE CELA PERMETTRAIT LA FERMETURE DE LEUR DELPHINARIUM.

katia | Sunday 20 August 2017

JE PASSE TOUS LES JOURS DEVANT CET HORIBLE MARINELAND POUR ALLER AU TRAVAIL JE REVE DU JOUR OU IL AURA COMPLETEMENT DISPARU. MAIS QUAND UN PREFET DONNE DES SOMMES CONSIDERABLES POUR LE REMETTRE EN ETAT SUITE AUX INONDATIONS LE COMBAT EST ENCORE LONG MAIS J AI BON ESPOIR EN LA CONSCIENCE HUMAINE

jean-luc 62. | Wednesday 09 August 2017

Le Marineland d'Antibes ne pense qu'à une seule chose : faire un maximum d'argent, attirer un maximum de personnes pour assister à "des spectacles inhumains", forcer ces magnifiques animaux à faire des choses qui n'est pas dans leur vraie nature. Les orques et les dauphins n'ont qu'une seule et vraie place : le milieu sauvage. Les conditions de détention sont elles aussi inhumaines (bassins en béton, eau douce avec différents produits chimiques comme dans les piscines, nourrissage insuffisant, ces animaux sont sauvages, ce ne sont pas des animaux domestiques). Stoppons tout cela le plus rapidement possible. Je souhaite être tenu au courant pour connaître le sort de ces animaux mais aussi des parcs aquatiques.
Merci d'avance.

marie | Wednesday 02 August 2017

Je suis pour l'arrété des mammifères dans les parcs aquatiques, maintenant que nous avons un ministre monsieur Hulot, qui normalement est pour la défense de la flore et de la faune, il pourrait faire quelque chose sur ce sujet ??? Mais parole parole...