Entries in born free (2)

Monday
Feb022015

Doomed to entertain: The fate of circus animals

Behind the magical spotlight and incredible acts put on by elephants and tigers in circuses around the world, lies a hurt and damaged animal. Abuse has long been an issue in circuses, but now it finally seems to have caught public attention and today more and more countries have banned the practice.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Dolphin Rehabilitation: A good deed or just plain cruelty?

Captive rehabilitation is often promoted as a good deed with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and a way of saving stranded dolphins so that they can be released back into the wild. Unfortunately that is not the whole story. Many dolphins never leave captivity once they have been “rescued” due to the low success rate of captive rehabilitation. Marine mammals such as dolphins simply aren’t made for life behind bars. 

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