Now no swimming with dolphins, even if it helps you to cure your ailments. Taking a strong stand in this regard the dolphin conversation groups have stood up to ban this therapy which permits people to swim with this creature. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conversation Society (WDCS) till now no positive effects this therapy has shown to the people to whom it was tested. It is known that dolphins are sensitive creatures but at times they can be violent too, this possess a danger for humans to swim with it.
In recent years this therapy has taken a massive shape with many such centres being set up giving people the chance to swim with dolphins. The so called Dolphin Assisted Treatment (DAT) is said to be give mostly to those people who are affected by Physical or Psychological disabilities.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) claims that there are no such evidences that swimming with dolphins helps people suffering with physical or learning difficulties. This therapy can be harmful for both, the dolphin and the patient suggests the conservative groups. As humans can get attacked by this creature and on the other hand dolphins has the risk of getting infected by human borne disease. Even reports show that dolphins are trapped for the therapy which is against the laws of animal welfare raising a serious concern.
Cathy Williamson, a joint author of the report, said dolphins in captivity had been shown to suffer from high levels of stress. “That makes them more vulnerable to disease and more unpredictable. Research in America has shown people who work with marine mammals are more prone to infection or injury.” Still there are no such strong evidences proving the benefits of this therapy.
This ban though have put a stop to these dolphin assisted treatments, but has shown once again a serious concern people are showing to conserve our rapidly disappearing marine life. Hope this ban would benefit this sensitive creature to move freely in its own habitat without the fear of being trapped for human interest.