HSBC Pulls Ad – There’s Suffering Behind Dolphin Kisses

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A box of delicious dolphin-shaped vegan chocolates is on its way to HSBC as thanks for the bank’s recent decision to pull an ad that showed a child kissing a captive dolphin. HSBC made the call after learning from PETA US that highly intelligent, far-ranging dolphins suffer from emotional, physical and psychological stress when they’re held captive in small pools or makeshift lagoons for “swim with dolphins” programmes.

Dolphins don't belong in captivity

Compassionate people everywhere should steer clear of any business that exploits captive marine mammals for profit, and HSBC made the right call by pulling the ad and not promoting such “attractions”.

“Swim with dolphins” programmes usually keep animals in small pools or polluted sea pens and are often poorly regulated. Driven by greed, many facilities operate almost continuously, giving animals little respite from a constant stream of tourists. The stress of captivity takes its toll on dolphins and can cause them to develop painful conditions, such as stomach ulcers, and many die prematurely. In addition, many of the parks that host these events use dolphins who were taken from the ocean illegally or through immensely cruel methods, such as the baby dolphins who are torn away from their families during the annual Japanese dolphin hunt.

Learn the truth about the cruelty behind dolphin captivity, and please share to help holidaymakers understand why they should never patronise one of these excursions.


  • Lisa commented on May 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Dolphins are smart creatures I am sure they know they don’t belong in those small tanks. And eating frozen fish!

  • Muriel Servaege commented on May 31, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Dolphins, like orcas, should never be caught and imprisoned.

  • Heather commented on June 1, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Thank you HSBC for helping end captivity

  • Lizzy commented on June 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Stop this now!! For dolphins and orca’s

  • troy wilkes commented on June 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Release all wild animals back to the wild and protect them from the evil.and punish them for the abuse of innocent animals and put them in prison for there crimes. . These animals rely on the humans to protect them and we have let them down .there not on this planet for you abusers to abuse them they gain your trust just so you can abuse them for money sorry I’m not having it wild animals have rights to and I would do anything to make sure there released back to the wild.and just put yourself in there positions I no darm fact you wouldn’t take the abuse why should they cos they can’t talk that don’t give you the release them or I will come to your country and abuse it.

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