Miami – A scary moment between dolphins and trainers in the Miami Sea over the weekend. It happened in front of the crowd during the performance of the flipper dolphin show on Saturday.
The cell phone video shows the trainer struggling to stay afloat as the dolphin pulled him under the water and then pushed him forward. Sequerium called it an “uncomfortable interaction”.
A dolphin and trainer accidentally crashed into the water on Saturday while behaving routinely as part of a flipper show.
According to a statement from the Miami Sequeurium, it was an uncomfortable interaction for the duo and the dolphin reacted by breaking away from the routine and striking the trainer. The trainer, who sustained some serious injuries, was able to pull it out of the water.
“Our family is extended to include animals, our team members, and our guests in our care. “While no apparently serious injury has occurred, careful monitoring and follow-up assessment will ensure the best care for all,” the statement said. The dolphin was not injured.
PETA, which has over the years tried to free The Sequerium Lolita orca Whale, said in a statement that there was enough now. “It’s time for Miami beaches, where long-suffering dolphins are in dire need of security and workers are in danger. Peta has urged this ‘abused’ park to end its exploitation by bringing dolphins to sanctuaries as soon as possible so that they are never used in hungry shows again and harmed by anyone else, according to a statement by PETA Foundation’s General Counsel for Animal Law Jared Goodman.
Earlier this month, Lolita retired after being on display for nearly 50 years and performing.
USDA M.S. Leisure Company Inc. – the owner of the Miami Seaquarium – an exhibitor’s license was granted on the condition that it did not display Lolita and Lii, a white-sided dolphin. The 20-foot tank lolita has been permanently closed to those who have called it home for more than half a century.