to see animals perform whether it is a cute puppy or a huge dolphin. I used to
like circuses because that would be almost the only opportunity to see so many different
animals. I would be very excited whenever a circus was in town.
not me now. When I watched the dolphins perform in Churaumi Acquarium, Okinawa,
I felt ever so guilty. I am the reason why the dolphins have to jump four
storeys high! Think of all the training behind such a spectacular performance.
of pets also like to show off the little tricks their pets can do. But I am not
at all for this. Pets are to be kept as companions and not as performers.
expressed these views to Vincent, my son, he had a thought-provoking reply for
me. “It is this kind of performance that has aroused our interest in protecting
dolphins.” I could not disagree!