Dolphins in captivity have nothing to smile about

A life in captivity is no life at all for intelligent, social dolphins. They often look like they are smiling, but this is just the shape of their face.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Captive dolphins are:

  • separated from their mothers far too young
  • confined in tanks hundreds of thousands of times smaller than their natural home
  • deprived of food so they can be trained

Read our report, Behind the Smile.

An industry based on lies

The multibillion-dollar captive dolphin industry wants you to think dolphins enjoy their confinement. They rely on a quirk of nature – the shape of a dolphins’ face – and years of misinformation.

Captive dolphins are living miserable lives in the name of profit.

Act now


Tell Expedia Group to end this cruelty

Dolphinariums and other venues only exist because they are profitable.

Every ticket sold prolongs a dolphin's miserable existence.

While many travel companies have joined our movement, Expedia Group is still selling tickets to these brutal venues and profiting from this cruel multibillion-dollar industry.

Sign our petition asking Expedia Group to stop selling or promoting any dolphin shows or experiences.

Sign our Expedia Group petition

Our global movement

Right now, there are more than 3,000 dolphins all over the world suffering in captivity.

We want this to be the last generation of dolphins who must endure this.

If you believe in our vision, please sign our petition to Expedia and add your voice to the growing movement fighting for better lives for animals.

Together, we can end this cruelty.

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