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Sujet : No Zoomarine in Pomezia, please !
Keeping these intelligent, social animals in tanks causes immeasurable suffering. Whether wild-caught or born in captivity, dolphins retain their natural instincts and needs. No dolphin would choose to live apart from his or her family, facing the same walled environment day in and day out, swimming in endless circles.
Dolphins navigate by echolocation, bouncing sonar waves off objects to determine their shape, density, distance, and location. In a tank, says Jean-Michel Cousteau, a dolphin's "world" becomes a maze of meaningless reverberations. Jacques Cousteau vowed never to capture marine mammals again after witnessing one captured dolphin kill himself by ramming his head into the side of his tank over and over again.
I urge you to drop plans for an aquarium called Zoomarine in Pomezia, which will house, in part, five wild-caught bottlenose dolphins.
Thank you for reading this letter.