About

Dolphinaria-Free Europe is a coalition of European animal welfare organisations and wildlife professionals.  As of 2018 we have members in 13 EU countries and have non-member advisers in an additional three countries.

We seek to eliminate the keeping of cetaceans in captivity in Europe, whilst striving towards greater protection for those still held captive, through investigation, advocacy and education.  Members of the coalition share the position that wild animals should not be exploited for human entertainment.

The tiny ‘main’ tank of the Barcelona Zoo dolphinarium. The ‘behind the scenes’ area is no larger.