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S’poreans gratefully thank Underwater World Singapore for ensuring pink dolphin only has skin cancer

S’poreans gratefully thank Underwater World Singapore for ensuring pink dolphin only has skin cancer

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It could have been much worse if the animal had many other life-threatening ailments.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are against animal cruelty but still enjoy eating chicken, duck, pork and beef, are profusely thanking Underwater World Singapore for their care of pink dolphins.

This after it was reported that one of the female pink dolphins, named Han, has developed skin cancer while in captivity.

This led to Underwater World Singapore to assure the public that other than skin cancer, the pink dolphin is in good health.

 
In response, Singaporeans say they are thankful no other major diseases and illnesses have ravaged the pink dolphins that are supposed to be wild and free to live their lives, but are instead found in captivity.

Mei Liang Xing, a local, said: “Singaporeans would like to thank Underwater World Singapore for taking such good care of the pink dolphins.”

“Thank goodness they only have skin cancer. It could have been been so much worse. Imagine if they had AIDS, heart attack, diabetes and even pneumonia.”

“What would we do without Underwater World Singapore taking such good care of the wild animals by keeping them in captivity to perform for humans to generate revenue?”

 

More Sentosa dolphin news:

RWS to reuse same blog post template announcing dolphin’s death each time another one dies

RWS gives dolphins in captivity pedicure, manicure

No more dolphins at RWS starting next year

Dolphin in captivity refuses to be freed

Dolphin in captivity refuses to be freed

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Efforts by conservationists to coax him into his natural habitat on the Solomon Islands fail. 

In a shocking evolutionary twist, the world's first talking dolphin also turned out to be gay

He was once hailed as a milestone of the dolphin evolutionary chain. Henry, as he was christened by his trainer, uttered his first word at age 1, squeaking a barely decipherable “Tiger” as he pointed his fin at the beverage his trainer was guzzling.

But conservationists were disappointed at his rejection of freedom yesterday, when Resorts World Sentosa finally caved in to years of dolphin activism by agreeing to release the most popular and intelligent of their dolphins.

Instead of leaping out into the sea, Henry swam back to his mates and proceeded to play with a soccer ball floating at the corner of his pool.

“Look, the sea stinks,” he told journalists after some coaxing and a serving of ikan bilis. “Solomon Islands? They hunt dolphins there and you want to send me back? What the hell is wrong with you people?”

Repeated prodding and coaxing from activists only incited a short spray of water from his blowhole which he later explained, was the dolphin equivalent of “piss off”.

“It’s touching how dolphins will refuse to leave their mates behind,” remarked an activist. “But at the same time, long-term captivity has altered Henry’s behavior so much that he’s completely reliant on his trainer for food. And beer? I’m a vegan – even I don’t drink that toxic stuff. Real dolphins only eat organic food and definitely not chips and alcohol.”

Ex-flipper trainer turned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry said marine parks “run a risky business” and rebunked research claims, saying, “Their behavior is radically altered, and you can’t keep them mentally healthy. As for research, the dolphins at SeaWorld don’t represent real dolphins any more than Mickey Mouse represents a real mouse.”

Henry the dolphin has attracted much media attention for being the first talking dolphin in the world and made the headlines last week again with a revelation that he was in a gay relationship with a pink dolphin named Charles.