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(CF News 13)   Dolphin at SeaWorld gets its first taste of blood after biting an 8-year-old girl's arm   (cfnews13.com) divider line 9
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2012-12-02 06:05:22 AM
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I used to work at that god awful feeding pool. All day long we would repeat OVER AND OVER to not show the dolphins the white paper tray that the fish come in. And to not tease the dolphins by holding the fish over their heads. Then there were the people who would put fish in their mouth, hoping they could get a dolphin kiss (not many, but a few).

Best part of my job: rescuing and rehabilitating manatees, and releasing them back into the wild.

Worst part (and a big reason why I quit): Dolphin, farking. Cove. And the idiots who would not only ignore my instructions all day long, but would a) complain when I would correct them or b) pretend not to speak english (I HEARD you speaking english just before I approached you!!!). It's for your own safety, idiots.


Feeding pools are so outdated. Die, public feeds, die. Gah, my blood pressure goes up even thinking about this.
2012-12-02 06:10:42 AM
2 votes:
Also, no I don't work at SeaWorld anymore.

And also, that movie "The Cove" is full of shiat. They implicated that SeaWorld obtained dolphins from Japan which is absolutely not true. Almost all of the wild caught dolphins in the US are dead now. We had at least 3 or 4 calves born a year. That was another thing that pissed me off, people trying to make me feel guilty for working there. First of all, I wanted to make the animals' lives the best that I could since they DID have to be in captivity. Lots of play, treats, rubs, general spoiling. Second of all, YOU PAID TO COME.
2012-12-02 03:21:04 AM
2 votes:
Huh. Maybe if she wasn't holding the fish behind her hand, she wouldn't have been bitten when the dolphin tried to get at it.
2012-12-02 10:10:49 AM
1 votes:
I also love it when people ask "Does it bite?" whether they are talking about a tiny gecko, horse, or a dog. Anything with teeth (or without in the case of my gecko) can bite and I have no doubt in my mind that ALL animals will bite if they are injured or scared and are trying to protect themselves. Or just a little to enthusiastic with food or play. Or a baby animal.
2012-12-02 03:47:31 AM
1 votes:
Was it an accident or done onporpoise?
2012-12-02 03:40:10 AM
1 votes:
So long and thanks for all the fish
So sad that it should come to this
We tried to warn you all but oh dear
2012-12-02 03:37:27 AM
1 votes:
Fa love Pa, granddaughter not so much...
2012-12-02 03:27:18 AM
1 votes:
My parrot bites me all the time. However, the bites quite consciously vary in their force depending on the message that is intends to communicate. I assume it is the same in this instance. It is silly to say the dolphin bit the girl. The real question is what the dolphin was communicating, and how forceful was the bite?
2012-12-02 12:18:19 AM
1 votes:
And so it begins.
 
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