“On wild dolphin provisioning – Strategies to limit wild dolphin harassment in Panama City, Florida” – The BADTOFEED Program

do not feed dolphins

Wild life experience or circus?

Since 1994 Water Planet has been campaigning against the feeding and petting of dolphins in the wild.  This practice throws off the natural distribution of the animals in the area. The dolphins will concentrate in the provisioning areas  and become captive targets. They will generally stay until no more food is being handed out. While they are in the provisioning areas,  people touch them, pet them, grope at them, and try to hang on to their fins. The animals become distracted and are exposed to propeller  injuries and gear entanglement. Females with calves transmit the habit to their young.

Do not feed dolphins in the wild

Do not feed wild dolphins

Water Planet has launched a concerted  action within the Dolphin Tour Industry aimed at promoting safe and respectful dolphin encounters: The BADTOFEED Program. BADTOFEED is an acronym. It stands for Bay Association of Dolphin Tour Operators For Environmental Education Distinction

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