Archive for März 2006

Dolphinariums – a deadly entertainment

Dienstag, 28. März 2006

With a peppy
movement the dolphin breaks through the surface of the crystal-clear
water, swirls like it was weightless through the air and spins around
its own axis before it plunges elegantly into the blue wet again. The
sun stands upon the azure horizon like an overripe orange. It is
windless; the palms bend gracefully over the small sandy beach. Only
the hum of the circulation pumps destroys the postcard idyll. The
trainer knees in front of the gigantic mural painting with a bucket
full of dead fish. Loud music from tape accompanies the dolphin show;
the audience claps enthusiastically. But how does the life of the
show dolphins really look like? The never-ending noise of the filter
pumps and the beats of the show music that they can´t escape from
cause strain and fear to the sea mammals. The chemic consistence of
their environment makes them sick.

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And what about… ?

Dienstag, 28. März 2006

the protection of species?

The re-breeding of
dolphins in captivity is not very successful. Seldom has a dolphin
baby seen the artificial light of the dolphinariums and when they do,
in the majority of cases their life only lasts a few hours. Nearly
none of the animals reach sexual maturity. Therefore the argument of
conservation breeding, that the operators of dolphinariums use to
legitimate their persistence, is complete humbug. The number of
animals that died for the commercial usage is far higher than that of
successful re-breedings. In addition, even a breeding program as
successful as possible, if it would exist, could not justify the
psychic torture that dolphins in captivity are exposed to.

the dolphinariums?

Dolphinariums that
shall help disabled children are a very controversial matter among
scientists. The positive influence of the dolphins can not be derived
from any solid scientific theory. The successes achieved by the
dolphin therapy are comparable to those achieved by therapies that
work with domestic animals like e.g. dogs or horses. The use of the
sea mammals as therapists cannot and may not justify the woes of
dolphins in captivity in any way.

… the science?

Experts like
Professor Giorgio Pilleri, manager of the brain-anatomic institute of
the University of Bern, and the well-known ocean scientist
Jacques-Yves Cousteau have distanced themselves very clearly from
research done on captured dolphins. In retrospective, Pilleri said
about his research on dolphins in captivity: "They were only an alibi
for scientific research, because the keeping of dolphins in an
artificial surrounding can barely generate more than artificial
scientific results."

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animal public e.V.

Dienstag, 28. März 2006

animal public is a
non-profit association that is pleading for the very natural rights
of wild animals, that are kept in circuses or zoos. These are rights
that actually make sense to every sensitive human being and in spite
of that, are broken every day. In order to enforce them animal public
has compiled the "Wild Animal Statute" with the following 5

Wild Animal
Statute §1:
Wild animals have a right to freedom.

Wild Animal
Statute §2:
Wild animals have a right to a life appropriate
to the species.

Wild Animal
Statute §3:
Wild animals have a right to the conservation of
their habitats.

Wild Animal
Statute §4:
Wild animals are not living targets for amateur

Wild Animal
Statute §5:
Wild animals have a right to inviolacy.

What are animal
public´s objectives?
Not without reason animal public admits
itself to the maxim: Respect the animal! Due to the fact that the
demand for respect is one of animal public’s objectives. In
addition there is a substantial educational work about the situation
of animals kept in circuses and zoos and the improvement of the legal
situation. Other goals are the conservation of the natural habitats
as well as the support for and the installation of animal sanctuaries
for tormented animals.

How does animal
public work?
The most important instrument that animal public
uses for the enforcement of its goals, is convincing. By uncovering
and documenting crimes against the basic rights of wild animals,
politicians and the public, as well as the owners of wild animals
(zoos etc.) shall be convinced of the respectful contact with wild
animals. Furthermore we offer financial and conceptual support to
public or private facilities for projects that improve the situation
of wild animals.

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animal public active

Dienstag, 28. März 2006

All over Germany,
animal public is active to help animals in need. Consistently and
non-violent we plead for the end of animal suffering. animal public
investigates on the spot in circuses, zoos and on animal bourses.
Only this allows us to uncover cruelty against animals and to inform
the public.

animal public is
helping actively to save animals in need. The staff of animal public
supports authorities in the confiscation and help as an agency to get
the tortured wild animals into sanctuaries where they can live in

animal public is
actively lobbying for animal rights. In order to impose pressure on
politicians and other decision makers, animal public is also
demonstrating on the street with other animal rights groups.

But protesting alone is
not enough. Therefore the staff of animal public is involved
especially on the expert level, in order to gain support for our
topics from the public, politicians and decision makers.

By a specific media
relations work, the staff of animal public gets through to a broad
public. Because only when the public pressure is high enough,
politicians will speak for the rights of the tortured wild animals.

The staff of animal
public is seeking dialogue with interested people and therefore
regularly present with information desks in pedestrian areas. But
also on different events, like e.g. the Equitana, the staff of animal
public is on site to inform about the protection of wild animals and
their work.

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