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Resorts and Dolphin Tours...

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Resorts and Dolphin Tours...

We for one dont support cruelty of dolphins or animals period. After reading some pages on the Dolphin Island and Manati Park cruelty reports its some pretty bad stuff. . I was just wondering what resorts still support these tours at these places, so if you could book a tour from your resort at one of these places they must somewhat support these places..if they didnt that tour wouldnt be offered....

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The problem is most resorts will offer these tours not because they support cruelty to animals, but because of a whole lot of other reasons.

Just because the resort offers these tous does not mean that everyone supports it. If your boss told you to do something, (and it was within reason) you would do it. If the decision comes from a "higher up", then chances are, the rest of the sheep follow because jobs are not easy to find.

If you (and most others) do not support Manati park etc, then the best you can do is not support them directly. An innocent resort worker, living on tips and a little salary is hardly the one responsible for the decision to support these organizations, they are just trying to live. Now if all people who don't support the organizations mentioned above, refused to go to Punta Cana then the impact would be devistating to a lot more people than the "higher ups" at the resort.

I agree with you not to want to support these organizations. I just would hate to make simple people like you and me pay for their boss's decisions.

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2. Re: Resorts and Dolphin Tours...

Resorts do not sell tours, they sell lobby space for tour promoters.

I will not recommend any of the dolphin tours in Punta Cana..................

Brooklin, Canada
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3. Re: Resorts and Dolphin Tours...

I certainly could not agree more with the opinions/facts presented by both Wud and Dropusaline - I cannot support such exploitation of dolphins.


Brooklin (Bubba King)

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