We all know that dolphins are smart and friendly. Seeing a dolphin in the wild must be something truly amazing! Certain locales will let you come and swim with the dolphins, but it turns out that may not be such a good idea after all. Especially if you are the dolphin.
Since the dolphins are a major tourist attraction, you probably realize they are kept caged or penned up. They are prisoners to humans and are not treated very well at all.
Any debris that floats near their enclosure puts them at risk for injury.
Dolphins that live in pens also experience psychological distress which can cause them to become anxious, dangerous, and frustrated.
Wouldn’t you get upset if you were kept in a pen all day against your will? I know I would.