So earlier this evening I read that Resorts World Sentosa is going to disable their Facebook page’s comment section. They are doing this in response to a large number of complaints. Let me give you a little background on RWS and why so many people are filling their in boxes and voicemail with words of disgust.
In 2009, Resorts World Sentosa purchased 27 wild bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. Two of the dolphins died while under going “training” and since their deaths, the remaining 25 animals have been living in captivity in the Philippians. These were animals that only a couple of years ago were living in the open ocean with their families. They were swimming in waves, diving, hunting, socializing, and living the life of freedom they were born into. Now they live behind concrete and glass. They must eat dead fish and perform tricks. The unique family and social life they once knew is gone. They are now just another prop in a corporation’s drive for profit.
It was these actions that resulted in RWS gaining a large number of protesters. They see the dolphins as their property. A dispensable item they can buy and sell. Using the magic of the social networking era, I was able to speak to a gentlemen who saw the world in the complete opposite way I do.
This is what “Robert” (a fake profile he chose to hide behind) had to say to me:
The dolphins are not endangered. If any more die, RWS will suffer more than others, so obviously it is in their best interest to take extra special care of these dolphins. Why don’t you look at it that way.
I have read so many posts here about RWS not responding, but what is the use? You people don’t want to compromise. All you want is to free the dolphins and RWS won’t free the dolphins. So any conversation is useless. Why don’t you come up with another solution and see how RWS reacts? Just throwing tantrums won’t make a difference.
Why aren’t you guys after zoos? You say that some animals can manage being in a confined environment better than others. I have seen tigers in zoos. Do you think tigers do better in the wild or in a zoo? What about bears, lions, monkeys? Why don’t you go after the zoos?
And before you assume, this IS a secondary profile because I don’t want to be bombarded by you people and NO, I DO NOT work for RWS. I actually like RWS and when dolphins are performing, i will take my family to see them and tell all my friends to do so.”