We have recently, on more than one occasion, reported on the activities of the Whale and Dolphin Protection Forum (WDSF). Without making any differentiation to the various facilities the WDSF is campaigning against all the dolphinariums in Turkey. In conjunction with this they are calling for a boycott for dolphinariums by Travel agencies and Hotels.
Many attempts at a constructive and relevant dialogue from our side, as also from the side of the concerned families, have been to no avail. The tone, the accusations and the actions of the WDSF have become increasingly undifferentiated and aggressive. False claims about our Installation and the keeping of our animals in Marmaris have been made. Pictures of various Installations were deliberately mixed-up with the intention of giving the impression that the dolphins in all Installations were not being held correctly. All Installations in Turkey are clearly being ‘all lumped together‘. Read the rest of this entry