World Day for Captive Dolphins

Today, around 289 dolphins are held in captivity in facilities across the EU.

World Day for Captive Dolphins is held annually on 4 July to remember those confined in captivity and others which continue to be taken from the wild to stock zoos, marine parks and aquariums.

Dolphinaria-Free Europe is committed to ending the keeping of cetaceans in captivity across the continent and you can help by pledging your support for our work.  By working together, hopefully, one day in the future, Europe’s captive dolphins will be retired to seaside sanctuaries and World Day for Captive Dolphins can be assigned to the history books.