Kim Kardashian has never been known for her commitment to animal rights, so it perhaps shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that she supports the cruel trade in captive dolphins.
On a recent trip to Mexico, Kardashian swam in a pool with captive dolphins and even brought her daughter, North West, into the enclosure, despite the fact that interacting with dolphins isn’t necessarily safe. Of course, there’s a lot more harm done to the dolphins, as these intelligent creatures routinely slaughtered at the same time as others are captured for aquariums and marine “entertainment” parks.
The following video shows Kardashian holding on to the fins of two dolphins as they drag her around a small enclosure.
Lisa Lange, the senior vice president of PETA, was quick to criticize Kardashian for her involvement with this inhumane industry. Talking to Radar Online, she said:
“Kim is free to leave the pool, but for the dolphins, it’s a lifetime sentence. Touch tanks and ‘swim-with’ programs allow the public to pet, kiss, or even ‘ride’ dolphins. Such programs invade the animals’ already diminished worlds and are intrusive, dangerous, and stressful for the animals as well as for human participants. Animals in ‘petting pools’ can become injured and anxious as a result of constant poking and prodding, and exposure to bacteria that they are not immune to can make them ill. The dolphins also often express their frustration through aggression.”
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