SeaWorld Ends Dolphin Feeding Program

Tourists feed dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando
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Conservationists applauded a move by SeaWorld Orlando to stop what they believe was the last large-scale program that allowed guests to hand-feed dolphins. "It’s out of date, out of style and it’s full of risk," said Courtney Vail, campaign and program manager for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. She said dolphins have been harmed in feeding programs by fighting over food and by guests dropping other objects into pools. SeaWorld’s parks in San Diego and San Antonio have ended their feeding programs in the last three years, but feeding dolphins is still part of the program at its sister park Discovery Cove in Orlando. — Read it from Reuters via Yahoo

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