Dolphins in the desert: absurd greed

There are several reasons identified by marine experts why removing dolphins from vast ocean waters and transporting them to the Arizona desert to be dropped in a million-gallon puddle is wrong.

Don Scott

Don Scott

From the psychological, social and physiological stresses for these creatures to the potential dangers for humans swimming with them to the idea of a million gallons of water in a desert landscape being committed to in this Scottsdale tribal-land project by Mexico-based Venture Entertainment, named Dolphinaris, the idea is misguided.

Set aside the immense absurdities and impracticalities of such a project and simply ask, “Is this morally conscionable?”

Is this a right thing to do because we can, or a wrong thing to do because we know we shouldn’t?

In a world where endless entertainment options are literally at our fingertips, how can humans justify the continued exploitation, enslavement and brutal dominion over animals? From one human to another, it’s time our selfish greed ends and we build a humane economy!

Mr. Scott is a resident of Surprise

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