This made me angry, carrying on from a semi-related thread...but i still cannot believe this is allowed to continue (both orcas and dolphins) both in terms of captivity and slaughter of dolphins in Japan and captivity in all parts of the world. It's criminal to keep such large, intelligent, highly sophisticated and emotional animals in what amounts to a concrete closet for 30 years of their life. read the story of Lolita, the Orca who has been in captivity in Miami's Seaquarium for nearly 30 years, while her family members in Puget Sound, who she was taken from are still alive and together...even now with very few years of her life left, they won't even transfer her to a seapen, where she could spend her remaining years in some level of mild comfort and happiness. the captive orca and dolphin business is a vicious and evil disgrace. her family is still out there, and when they played her recordings of her specific pod, she recognized their dialect immediately. she was captured and 1970, they killed five of her family members to get her, and took 6 more and shipped them into these concrete "aquariums" in different parts of the world, where they all died...she is still there 38 years later. Miami Seaquarium Lolita you should watch the documentary "Lolita" Slave to Entertainment"...which chronicles the despicable history of captive orcas, from how they were caught in the 60s and 70s to what still goes on in Japan and other countries today. http://www.slavetoentertainment.com/LolitaTrailer1.mov the saddest thing is, when i was in 6th grade (in 1982) i was part of my school's society for whales and dolphins, trying to ban the hunt for captive dolphins and orcas...and especially the vicious slaughter of dolphins in Japan...and still 26 years later, on it goes. despicable.