The dolphin was drowned by a dolphin. How mammals live in captivity.
“Half-blind crazy dolphins work in Odessa dolphinarium, exhausting their strength in chlorinated water - they go crazy in captivity,” says Svetlana Barsukova, head of the Public Union of Animal Health Defenders of Odessa.
"After reporting that a dolphin was born during the performance, it became known about another case that Nemo is trying to hide and what Barsukova is talking about," writes the city’s website with reference to publications in local media. According to her, two years ago, the dolphin, who gave birth to the dolphin, did not push him upstairs to take his first breath. She drowned him.
“Everyone stood on their ears. From the fact that the cost of a dolphin in the "black market" is 100 thousand dollars. Therefore they clap the advent of a new life. This is a bonus. Then it will be possible to sell it. So the doctor was kicked into the water. Climb! The doctor did not want to save this dolphin, he said "she will kill me," says the animal rights activist. According to Barsukova, the dolphin really died, but no one said anything about it. “It is impossible that after such an event (childbirth on the show) the box office and fees suffered. So that people don’t stop going there, it’s necessary to extinguish all the passions, ”she comments.
According to the animal rights activist, in 2017, local authorities ordered the creation of a commission to prevent cruelty to animals. A commission of officials and social activists inspected the circus, zoo, stables and spent one of the days at the Nemo Dolphinarium. “When we got there, at first everything was quiet and calm.It immediately became clear that the size of the pool is small and does not meet the standards established by Ukrainian legislation.
In the process of communication, it turned out that at that moment in the dolphinarium for two years the pump for the extraction of sea water was no longer working. Hearing this information from the employee of the dolphinarium, we tensed up and asked: "And what kind of water is it in which they swim?" “You understand, we add salt and make sea water in an artificial way!” - says Barsukova. The employee was immediately removed. And they brought another, who began to tell that he had mixed everything up. An act was drawn up, which was signed by all members of the commission. Dolphinarium employees refused to sign it. “We tried to call the police there and record this violation, but the“ telephone right ”played a role. The course of this act, of course, was not given. Lack of water was recorded. According to our understanding, it was necessary to put it into operation, take water, make an independent analysis of the water, ”said the volunteer. Now zoodefenders intend to appeal to the court whether the dolphinarium is legally operating.