Empty The Tanks 2016

Bite Back and Sea Shepherd represented the international Empty The Tanks protest in Bruges yesterday, which took place simultaneously at more than 60 locations in 22 countries.

We met at Bruges Station and marched to the dolphinarium at Boudewijn Seapark, where we formed a 100 strong human chain around the enclosure during a show.

22 crosses were displayed to represent each dolphin that has died at the dolphinarium.

The dolphins are forced to perform unnatural tricks (with their human trainers standing on the tips of their nose..?!) in return for food. Sea Lions are also a part of the circus.

7 dolphins remain cramped in a tiny indoor tank, with no direct sunlight.

Please do not support animal abusement parks and take your kids to the beach instead!