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    Swans visit to the dolphin park in Coffs - social media getting restless

    The Club is visiting Dolphin Magic in Coffs tomorrow and there are large numbers of people mobilising against it on social media. Check out the posts on the Swans Facebook page (you need to expand the posts by clicking on the 'Posts to Page' bar on the left): https://www.facebook.com/sydneyswans?fref=ts.

    I used to live in Coffs many years ago and that place has always been a poor excuse of a home for any animal, let alone dolphins. Here is a media article on the place from November. The war over Dolphin Marine Magic park

    I think it's too late to pull out but one would hope that the Club thinks twice about this again.

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    Oh no raise the pitch forks!


    Is there anything more pathetic than the way people are using social media to rage against every little thing.

    #iamoffended #thishastostopnow #iamreallyreallyoffended

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK12 View Post
    Oh no raise the pitch forks!


    Is there anything more pathetic than the way people are using social media to rage against every little thing.

    #iamoffended #thishastostopnow #iamreallyreallyoffended
    Are you taking offence at people taking offence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swansrob View Post
    Are you taking offence at people taking offence?
    I am offended at you being offended at me being offended at other people being offended.

    This is an outraged brb hashtag time.

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    Animals being used for entertainment always makes me feel uncomfortable. More often than not, conditions are not great. The animals are just an asset to generate revenue and not living breathing intelligent sentient beings that require stimulation and social interaction.

    I'm happier with paying my money to Cirque du Soleil where the entertainers have the ability to refuse or resign should they be unhappy with their situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamY View Post
    Animals being used for entertainment always makes me feel uncomfortable. More often than not, conditions are not great. The animals are just an asset to generate revenue and not living breathing intelligent sentient beings that require stimulation and social interaction.
    You describe my workplace amazingly perceptively.

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    Many years ago I was secretary for Project Jonah (Save the Whale) and know Hec Goodall cared about his dolphins more than he did money (unlike most of these places) so if he says there is a problem with that place now then I believe him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamY View Post
    Animals being used for entertainment always makes me feel uncomfortable. More often than not, conditions are not great. The animals are just an asset to generate revenue and not living breathing intelligent sentient beings that require stimulation and social interaction.
    I know what you mean - I remember a few years back there was a campaign to stop horse drawn carriages in NYC on the grounds of safety/animal welfare which I thought did have merit. I think when animals are used for entertainment there are a number of ethical/safety/welfare issues that need to be considered. That's not to say it can't happen - to give a example of how it can work, cat cafes have taken off in several countries around the world, and an acquaintance of mine is even planning to open one in Sydney - so I think it's certainly possible for us to get closer to animals in a way that is ethical and safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamY View Post
    Animals being used for entertainment always makes me feel uncomfortable.
    I know what you mean. And this particularly makes me feel uncomfortable:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    I know what you mean. And this particularly makes me feel uncomfortable:

    Hehehehe hehehehe that is amazing

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