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Jan 17, 2010

Zoos, aquariums, the circus, movies and tv shows… these are most of the ways humans have put animals in the spotlight. You might love to observe these animals, but if animals could talk to us… what would they say? Do they really want to act in movies and then stay prisoners in cages? Do they miss their families and homes in the wilderness?

Rosie in the Room

Rosie the Elephant is the latest animal to make it big in Hollywood. The movie is called “Water for Elephants” and it will be playing in theaters soon. But before you watch this movie you have to ask yourself this question… do you believe it’s right to capture elephants from the jungle… away from their families? If you believe it’s wrong, you might want to think twice about buying your ticket to go watch the movie.


Simple Solution

The fact is that if we all stopped buying tickets to watch these animal movies… if we stopped going to the zoos, the aquariums, and the circus… there would be no money and it would eventually stop people from capturing animals. It’s very simple… if there’s no money to make off of the animals, and then there is no point to capture them.

Excellent Animal Entertainment

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On the other hand, some film crews, like National Geographic and Blue Planet, do a great job of filming animals in their natural habitat. So for all you animal lovers that want to see and learn about animals, this is probably the best way to observe them.

Ric O'Barry Blues

If you don’t believe that animal actors and animals in zoos are unhappy, you should listen to the story of Ric O’Barry. In the 1960s, he captured and trained many dolphins for the TV show “Flipper”. After the show became famous across the World, aquariums in every major city were paying thousands of dollars to capture dolphins. After working with the Dolphins everyday, Ric realized the dolphins were unhappy. He said that one of the dolphin actors that played “Flipper” committed suicide by refusing to breathe.


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Ric quit his job as a dolphin trainer and he now leads one of the biggest campaigns in the World to fight against the captivity of animals… specifically dolphins. If you are interested in what he has to say, there are tons of videos with him speaking on youtube.



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