By Paula Moore
If your summer vacation plans have you buying tickets to a marine mammal park or a "swim with the dolphins" program, be forewarned: You could be helping to finance the slaughter of dolphins in the wild. This is the captive-animal industry’s dirty little secret. Every year, thousands of dolphins are killed in gruesome "rive fisheries" in Japan. Most end up as meat in local supermarkets. But a few of the dolphins captured during these government-sanctioned oikomi will end up in aquariums and marine parks instead. The sale of a handful of live dolphins funds the deaths of all the rest.
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