What Children Know
I have been thinking about dolphins lately, and came across this site through YouTube.
I loved watching their videos, reading their stories and their philosophy, especially what was said in the last paragraph. I had intended to post another video of theirs, ‘Where dolphins meet sharks’
and is very beautiful to watch, but this one above is so beautiful as well.
THE BLUEVOICE PHILOSOPHY
For some twenty five years members of the BlueVoice team have worked both to end the killing of dolphins and whales and to explore the universe of dolphins in the open sea. We oppose keeping dolphins in captivity as we would oppose capturing human beings for display in circus-like shows. Ample evidence now exists to show that dolphins are highly intelligent, social and sentient animals with brains and minds of equal magnitude to those of humans. Our films have brought this point of view to millions of viewers around the world. We have spent hundreds of days at sea with dolphins, killer whales and sperm whales. We have experienced dolphins protecting us from sharks, met newborn calves and swum eye-to-eye with these magnificent animals from the Bahamas to Norway’s fjords to the Galapagos Islands. For all of us the work to protect dolphins and whales is very personal. We are dedicated to informing the world about the marvel of these animals and ending the threats to their lives.
At a time in history when we are constructing the world’s most sophisticated communications infrastructure on the internet we are dangerously neglecting the “infrastructure” which supports life on our planet. This is particularly true in the marine environment. Life in the oceans is in serious jeopardy and none of it is “backed up.” If it is destroyed it will not be recoverable.