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To think this family are idiots

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catgirl1976geesealaying Mon 03-Dec-12 12:57:33

and after compensation


They were feeding dolphins at SeaWorld.

A dolphin nipped their DD

Now they say they "felt helpless" hmm

It was a nip. On the video the child can clearly be heard telling her Dad she doesn't want to hold her hand out for him to film it.

He is more concerned with getting it on camera than with his DDs well-being.

Dolphins are animals. With teeth.

They are idiots. With camcorders.

Catsdontcare Mon 03-Dec-12 19:36:15

I fell over a dolphin once in oz, little bastard snuck up behind me.

I agree though that the time has come to stop show casing these animals in theme parks.

CalamityJ Mon 03-Dec-12 19:36:09

The dolphin didn't go for her, it went for her tray. Therefore if she'd kept to instructions and not waved it around it wouldn't have gone for it. People are always looking to blame someone else when things go wrong. "Where there's blame there's a claim" culture abdicates personal responsibility.

soverylucky Mon 03-Dec-12 19:31:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OnwardBound Mon 03-Dec-12 18:56:31

If I was that girl I would sue the arse off my parents.

"Put your arm out, we just want to get it on camera, we won't show anyone...", yep just post it on youtube for the entire world to see!

That seems to me a clear case of misrepresentation and it's also caught on film.

Sue them for everything they're worth!!!

FrustratedSycamoreSnowflake Mon 03-Dec-12 18:56:31

Snap kalisi a donkey bit me at a farm the other day too! (I thought gee my dc bites harder than that grin )
Why would you stick your hand out to a dolphin?

Hattie23 Mon 03-Dec-12 18:46:31

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Kalisi Mon 03-Dec-12 18:29:02

A donkey nipped me at a farm the other day. I thought "Oh shit how embarrasing, I should have been more careful" and then forgot about it. As any normal, responsible, anyone not just after compo person would have done.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 03-Dec-12 17:51:45

I'm with the people saying that Sea World and its ilk should be shut down regardless of some girl with twatish parents getting her hand bitten.

It is barbaric to take these intelligent animals out of the sea and away from their families (they do have families) and them keep them in such unnatural conditions to make them perform for pointless entertainment. I hate it.

digerd Mon 03-Dec-12 17:48:48

Sea animals belong in the sea.
Thank goodness wild animals have been banned from the Circus. Especially heart rending was seeing the elephants swaying in chains, with traumatised expressions in their eyes.

The sanctuaries for endangered Orangutangs, living on small islands in groups, is a wonderful idea - and amazing as in their natural habitat which is rapidly disappearing, they live solitary lives, but are adapting well to social grouping.
Nothing to do with the OPs thread, though

ddubsgirl Mon 03-Dec-12 17:46:20

parents are utter twats,Brodicea :D @ dressing the cat lol!

HeadfirstForAMistletoeKiss Mon 03-Dec-12 17:42:25

They are idiots for supporting sea world. I hope the place gets shut down, but that is unlikely while hoards of people continue to pay money to this cruel company.

Brodicea Mon 03-Dec-12 17:37:24

The parents are awful and FFS the poor animal hardly bit down with all its might - I had worse injuries when I tried to dress the cat (I was six).

Latonia Mon 03-Dec-12 17:19:56

These highly intelligent animals shouldn't be in captivity. Same with zoos although some are doing good work with breeding programmes for endangered species.

JenaiMathis Mon 03-Dec-12 14:31:20

I knew it was going to be this story!

YANBU. They are fuckwits.

littlenoodles Mon 03-Dec-12 14:27:54

I think the parents are twats. "Show the mark to the camera, we won't show anyone". Poor child, and poor dolphins being stuck in a giant pool all their life. I feel more sorry for them than the kid tbh, no doubt they'll get some compensation anyway for he awful trauma.

catgirl1976geesealaying Mon 03-Dec-12 14:13:13


catgirl1976geesealaying Mon 03-Dec-12 14:13:04

Ah......but do you give a stuff about the dolphons quality of life socharlotte?

socharlotte Mon 03-Dec-12 13:58:52

well I don't think it is unreasonable to take a photo.I think injuries should be properly documented, that is the whole point of accident books.

quoteunquote Mon 03-Dec-12 13:57:10

quoteunquote Mon 03-Dec-12 13:47:52

I hope they sue, get awarded 10 billion dollars so sea world has to shut.

There is no excuse to continue to abuse these animals, we know it's cruel to keep marine animals in captivity, yet people for their own gratification keep funding these places.

loopylou6 Mon 03-Dec-12 13:20:52

The poor dolphin clearly thought he was being offered food, that's what normally happens for him in that situation. Dolphins are known fir their love of humans.

SantaisBarredfromhavingStella Mon 03-Dec-12 13:16:45

They are morons purely because they took part in the feeding of a captive dolphin never mind anything else angry I did chuckle at the dads comment in the paper today though that he thought it was dangerous-why the fuck did you let your child take part then you prize twat??hmm

D0oinMeCleanin Mon 03-Dec-12 13:16:09

I don't think the dolphin actually wanted to nip the girl, he just wanted to take the tray.

bradywasmyfavouriteking Mon 03-Dec-12 13:11:35

country that's a good point. But these are bred in captivity.
So couldn't be realised.

bradywasmyfavouriteking Mon 03-Dec-12 13:09:59

There are also loads of signs saying that dolphins may bite.

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