Besucher des Delfinariums sind meistens Touristen und Gäste von
Kreuzfahrtschiffen, die in Valletta anlegen und einen Zwischenstopp
es Buchungen für das Schwimm-Programm, dann werden Delfine vom
Show-Becken in Tücher gepackt und von sechs Mitarbeitern in ein
anderes Becken getragen! Eine stetige Tortour für die Delfine!
Kreuzfahrt-Unternehmen COSTA & ROYAL CARIBBEAN bieten das
"Schwimmen mit Delfinen" in diesem Delfinarium ihren Gästen
als Landausflug an und verdienen an dieser kommerziellen
to the dolphinarium consist mainly of tourists and guests from cruise
liners, docked in Valletta for stopovers.
there are tourists booked for the swimming with dolphins program, the
dolphins involved must be wrapped in cloth and man handled by six
employees from the show pool into another pool! Manually being
carried out of the water is a constant stress and a physically
torturous experience for the dolphins!
cruise companies COSTA & ROYAL CARIBBEAN both offer the "swimming
with dolphins” program to their guests as a shore excursion at this
dolphinarium. These companies are commercially exploiting these
animals for money!
June 2, 2019, we wrote to the management of both companies and
submitted our researched documentation material to them. We asked
them to confirm our findings through their own investigations and
also asked them to remove these harmful excursions to this
dolphinarium from their cruise programs.
received no response at all from COSTA and ROYAL CARIBBEAN wanted to
'take care of it'. However we have not had any further response from
this company to date.
animal welfare reasons we call for a boycott of these two cruise
companies, COSTA & ROYAL CARIBBEAN, and to stop booking travel
arrangements with these two companies!
have informed both companies about this boycott appeal!