The UK is often described as a nation of animal lovers and indeed many people want to get close to whales and dolphins. Just look at the multi-million pound industry that is the cetacean captive display business with its entreaties to come 'swim-with' and 'touch' programmes. In the UK we have no such facilities thanks, but we do get solitary dolphins around the UK coastlines. These lonely creatures, separated from their own kind, build up a false relationship with humans thinking we are part of their social grouping. This can be disastrous. What looks like a wonderful experience for the humans involved can turn into an early death sentence for the animals involved. The UK’s Telegraph newspaper has covered this issue and I think it’s worth a read.
These are wonderful wild animals, but that exactly what they are, wild. Lets leave them be.