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September General Meeting: Screening of “The Dolphin Dealer” Documentary Film

9/10/2014

When dolphins perform at a dolphin show, what do we see? A dolphin “eager to please” and ready to do whatever the trainer wants him to. And why? Because he's hungry! Dolphins perform tricks because they’ve been deprived food. After viewing the documentary film, “Dolphin Trader”, you may never again be able to be entertained by such a show. We need to keep sight of the fact, that those that would traffic in dolphins see Tampa Bay as an area ripe for dolphin camps and the exploitation of these animals.

Where:
Seminole Heights Public Library, 4711 Central Ave. Tampa (just south of Hillsborough Ave. and west of I-275, corner of W Osborne Ave.)
5:30 pm Growth Mgmt Committee
6:30 pm Social Time and New Member Orientation
7:00 pm Screening of “The Dolphin Dealer” documentary film written and directed by Brad Quenville

Five years in the making and featuring unprecedented footage of the shadowy world of the wild dolphin trade, The Dolphin Dealer is a haunting documentary about the man who perpetrated the largest dolphin capture and export in history. This rare story revolves around Canadian Christopher Porter, a former dolphin trainer at the Vancouver aquarium, and his lead adversary, animal rights activist and former Flipper trainer, Ric O'Barry. Set in the Solomon Islands, the most beautiful yet most brutal nation in the South Pacific, The Dolphin Dealer examines the issues and ethics of the billion dollar swim-with-dolphins industry. For more information, visit: http://savesolomondolphins.org.

All Tampa Bay Sierra Club meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Bailey Kent.Bailey@florida.sierraclub.org. Like us on FACEBOOK!

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