– Dolphinaris Arizona — the swim with dolphins attraction — has drawn a lot of controversy. On Thursday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals weighed in on that facility.

In a statement to FOX 10, PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says:

“PETA is working with local organizations, including Dolphin Free AZ, to hold an opening-day protest at Dolphinaris Arizona, where dolphins will be forced to swim in endless circles while exposed to desert temperatures exceeding 115 degrees.

Dolphinaris, like all “abusement” parks, that deny far-ranging dolphins everything that’s natural and important to them just to turn a buck, should follow the lead of the National Aquarium and retire these dolphins to coastal sanctuaries, where they belong.”

Activists says dolphins don’t belong in the desert for human entertainment.

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