11 November 2011
What's wrong with swimming with dolphins?
On the surface, swim-with-the-dolphin (SWTD) programs seems like a fun, safe way to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures of the sea. The dolphins appear to smile as they pull laughing children around swimming pools by their dorsal fins. But you don't have to look too deep beneath this whimsical façade to realise that there is something fundamentally wrong with all swim-with-the-dolphin programs.