Close Batumi Dolphinarium

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Originally Posted: 20 May 2011

Close Batumi Dolphinarium

[Ed. Note: Please read My Visit to the Dolphins at SeaWorld. We cannot say that conditions are the same at all dolphinariums around the world, but chances are there are more similarities than differences...and those similarities show wild animals held captive in unnatural and oftentimes dangerous or deadly conditions. Another abuse of animals to "entertain" people.]

FROM The National Humane Education Society (NHES)


Tell Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to CLOSE the recently reopened the Batumi Dolphinarium. And to NOT bring any more dolphins to that facility. Dolphins deserve better!

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President Mikheil Saakashvili
c/o Embassy of Georgia
2209 Massachusetts Avenue, W
Washington, DC 20008-2813
phone (202) 387-2580


According to a news article, “Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili opened an upgraded dolphinarium and watched the show together with his family members in Batumi.”

According to the article, seven of the 15 dolphins were gifts from Japan to Georgia. Knowing how the Japanese hunt dolphins, as witnessed in the documentary “The Cove,” the concern for these and other dolphins in Japanese waters is great.

n addition, do not support any marine mammal displays or shows. Do not attend performances of acrobatic dolphins. Do not support organizations with your time, talent, and money that exploit dolphins for economic gain. Support only those organizations interested in the rehabilitation of captured dolphins and in the protection of dolphins in the wild.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!