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#3 - lirfy (04/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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#2 - ducktalez (04/19/2014) [+] (1 reply) do they even see with their eyes on the side?

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#6 - anonymous (04/20/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Animal abuse sure is cute.
User avatar #7 to #6 - Dember (04/20/2014) [-]
I know you're probably just trolling, but to be fair, there are points I both agree and disagree on.
In some regards, you are correct - many aquariums built to house marine life are disgustingly small in comparison to what such a creature needs in order to thrive; like keeping a pet fish in a tiny bowl, or a puppy in a cage or one small room for the entirety of its life.

On the other hand, training them for shows, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing.
If the animal is raised and housed in captivity anyway, there's really nothing wrong with teaching them to do interesting and amusing behaviors that, while not necessarily natural to them, are not harmful either.

I have a good friend I've known since childhood who studies marinebiology, interacting with everything from sea lions to dolphins and orcas. She is probably one of the biggest animal advocates I know, and even she agrees that there is nothing abusive about training them to perform for shows.

If anything, being rewarded for their performance (such as with excessive tasty fish treats for each stunt) only enriches an otherwise potentially dull life - if the animal did not want to do it for the reward, it simply wouldn't.
Also, the fact that they do often funds the care for themselves and the other animals in the establishment, as well as others such as when proceeds from shows go to charities.

Now, I'm not oblivious; I realize this isn't always the case - some methods of animal "training", such as elephants used in circuses where the adults and even the calves are beaten with sticks and forced to do "tricks" that are agonizingly painful for them such as hand-stands, are obviously unethical, inhumane and downright cruel.

You've really got nothing to be upset about over a few Beluga whales blowing bubble-rings and swimming through them, though...
User avatar #11 - toastedspikes (04/20/2014) [-]
They really are just showing off on porpoise.
#10 - madzombiie ONLINE (04/20/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#26 - anonymous (04/20/2014) [-]
420 fish it
#18 - lookatmyhouseofwax (04/20/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I ******* love dolphins
#17 - neocortex (04/20/2014) [-]
okay that is adorable
User avatar #14 - xsnowbanex (04/20/2014) [-]
Was I the only one expecting a fat girl doing something stupid?
User avatar #13 - gongthehawkeye (04/20/2014) [-]
And then the one on the end realizes that the other two didn't brush their teeth.
User avatar #12 - phoenix grinder (04/20/2014) [-]
studies have shown over 20% of strangers on Omegle are in fact little Wales ..
#1 - anonymous (04/19/2014) [-]
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