Stop Mississippi Dolphin Prison Construction!

Stop Mississippi Dolphin Prison Construction!

Mississippi officials are supporting a plan that will see dolphins imprisoned, abused at a new aquarium in the city of Gulfport. Without our help, these dolphins will die in cruel tanks after enduring a lifetime of abuse and exploitation. The dolphins need your help right now!

In Defense of Animals has campaigned for over a year to stop the city of Gulfport in Mississippi from building a brand-new dolphin prison. At a recent day of lobbying attended by local dolphin advocates, city council members and Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes revealed that many officials support the inclusion of dolphins in the Mississippi Aquarium.

Gulfport is ignoring dolphin welfare and the best interests of the city. Once-profitable animal abusing businesses now face plummeting share prices and revenues as compassionate people shun cruel attractions that abuse animals for entertainment.

We need your support right now to ensure the U.S. moves forward instead of backward for dolphins. Don’t allow Gulfport to throw a lifeline to this dying, antiquated animal abuse industry!

What You Can Do:

Please make a call, express yourself on social media, and send our letter.

1) Call the Gulfport City Council:

(228) 868-5848

Ask to leave a general message for all council members and the Mayor. Point out that the dolphin industry nationwide is in decline and that people just don’t want to pay for cruel entertainment like this anymore. Including dolphins in the Mississippi Aquarium will put the whole project at financial risk.

2) Leave respectful, educational comments on the Mississippi Aquarium Facebook Page

3) Submit our alert, by filling out the form on the right-hand side of this page, which will email all Gulfport City Council Members and the Mayor.


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