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Two dolphins dead after a two-day rave at Swiss dolphinarium.

Two dolphins are dead after the Connyland themepark in Switzerland allowed a two-day rave to take place just a few yards from their tank.

The pair died agonizing, drawn-out deaths, seizing and foaming at the mouth. Veterinarians now say their deaths were likely caused by the ear-splitting music of the rave and drugs that ravers threw into the dolphins’ tank.

Carin Zellerman is an animal activist living in Sweden. After hearing about the tragedy – and the fact thatConnyland ignored protests by local activists who warned a rave would endanger the dolphins – she decided to start a petition on Change.org to save the remaining dolphins from Connyland’s negligence.Please sign Carin’s petition calling on Swiss officials to shut down the Connyland dolphinarium where two dolphins died after a rave last month.

Eight dolphins have died at Connyland in the past three years, and a 2010 investigation into alleged violations of Swiss animal welfare laws at Connyland is still pending. Meanwhile, the health of the remaining dolphins at Connyland is slowly deterioriating  (due to illness and chemical poisoning as well as claustrophobia that results in depressive behavior and sometimes self-abuse).

The good news is that a  global outcry over this disaster is fueling the longstanding domestic movement to get Connyland’s dolphin tank – the last dolphinarium in Switzerland – shut down. Swiss officials can’t ignore this gross violation of animal welfare; they need to know that the world is watching, and that thousands expect them to save Connyland’s remaining dolphins.

Please sign Carin’s petition to shut down Switzerland’s last remaining dolphinarium, where two dolphins were killed last month, and eight have died in the last three years:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-die-after-rave-at-connyland

Help shut down Connyland theme park in Switzerland!

Two dolphins are dead after the Connyland themepark in Switzerland allowed a two-day rave to take place just a few yards from their tank.

The pair died agonizing, drawn-out deaths, seizing and foaming at the mouth. Veterinarians now say their deaths were likely caused by the ear-splitting music of the rave and drugs that ravers threw into the dolphins’ tank.

Carin Zellerman is an animal activist living in Sweden. After hearing about the tragedy – and the fact that Connyland ignored protests by local activists who warned a rave would endanger the dolphins – she decided to start a petition on Change.org to save the remaining dolphins from Connyland’s negligence. Please sign Carin’s petition calling on Swiss officials to shut down the Connyland dolphinarium where two dolphins died after a rave last month.

Eight dolphins have died at Connyland in the past three years, and a 2010 investigation into alleged violations of Swiss animal welfare laws at Connyland is still pending. Meanwhile, the health of the remaining dolphins at Connyland is slowly deteriorating (due to illness and chemical poisoning as well as claustrophobia that results in depressive behavior and sometimes self-abuse).

The good news is that a global outcry over this disaster is fueling the longstanding domestic movement to get Connyland’s dolphin tank – the last dolphinarium in Switzerland – shut down. Swiss officials can’t ignore this gross violation of animal welfare; they need to know that the world is watching, and that thousands expect them to save Connyland’s remaining dolphins.

Please sign Carin’s petition to shut down Switzerland’s last remaining dolphinarium, where two dolphins were killed last month, and eight have died in the last three years: http://www.change.org/petitions/dolphins-die-after-rave-at-connyland

Two dolphins were found dead following a rave at Connyland. The Swiss marine park had initially been accused of killing Shadow and Chelmers by allowing a deafening two-day rave to be held just a few yards from the dolphins’ pool. According to Andreas Morlok from Prowal, this is comparable with that of a pneumatic drill on top volume. It has now been suggested that the dolphins also may have been drugged and poisoned by ravers.

i’m all for drugs and dancin’ but please rave responsibly..this is cruel and unfair. it’s not the first time this Connyland has had issues with animal cruelty, either.

Poisoning suspected after second dolphin death at Swiss fun park

Animal welfare groups are pushing the government to ban the import of dolphins and whales after the death of a second dolphin in a single week at the Connyland fun park in eastern Switzerland.

On Sunday, a 30-year-old dolphin called Chelmers died with the same symptoms as its 8-year-old partner, Shadow.

A total of eight dolphins have died at the park near Lipperswill in the last three years.

The public prosecutor investigating the death of Shadow has said it is possible the cases are linked. He will also investigate the second dolphin’s death.

Although the autopsy results won’t be ready for another two to three weeks, animal welfare organisations have claimed that Shadow died from stress.

Shadow died just days after a 16-hour techno rave was held 50 metres from the aquarium. Conservationists had warned authorities that the dolphins’ immune system could be damaged by the loud music.

According to a medical examination at the veterinary hospital of the University of Zurich, the animal was not suffering from any infection and his vital organs were in a normal state.

However, police have not not ruled out the possibility that both animals could have been poisoned. (via The Local)