Saturday, December 8, 2012

Not A Chance

The latest attraction at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is the Marine Life Park (MLP). An “aquamarine”, the MLP is a Seaworld-like attraction whose main drawing point would be 24 bottlenose dolphins.

Thus far the only thing their main attraction has received is criticism. Animal welfare group ACRES has called for of MLP until the dolphins are released from captivity. In some ways, their concerns are valid. Three of the dolphins had died, two during their initial confinement period in Langkawi,Malaysia, and one last month while on its flight to Singapore.

So will their call for a boycott work? Not a bloody chance in heaven or hell!

To the guys at ACRES; this is Singapore. The people of Singapore don’t care about animals. Hell, Singaporeans complain and want the government to catch monkeys when they see them while walking in forested area. Government agencies go and kill wild boards even no one complains about them.

And ACRES want Singaporeans to boycott MLP? Clearly they don’t have a single Singaporeans in their group.


Anonymous said...

I think this ACRES has an axe to grind with RWS. These dolphins are in abundance and not even endangered. And animals in captivity live much longer lives, many times doubling and tripling their life spans in zoos and marine parks, an indication that they could be "happier" in captivity with access to professional healthcare, and their daily needs are provided. And I think these dolphins have been in captivity for a while already. It would be more cruel to release them to the wild now. They will not be able to survive in the wild after a "luxury" life in captivity with every one of their needs provided. So I do not support ACRES call to release them into the wild. Its like throwing a domestic dog into the street. The dog will not be able to survive and could be happier with their owners.

Anonymous said...

What about the Panda Bear....

Ghost said...

I don't think there's much of a question on whether they will be happier being free. Of course, the dolphins would rather be free but you think Singaporeans cares? Hell, no!