May want to hold off on bringing that special dolphin in your life to Super Glow this weekend. Yes dolphin, since animal rights activists claim that loud techno music cause poor Flipper so much stress that they will drop dead faster than Bambi’s mom.
At a Swiss amusement park, Connyland two dolphins recently died after a two-day rave took place just yards away from their aquarium.
“The sound levels which would have been heard by the dolphins is comparable with that of a pneumatic drill on top volume,” Andreas Morlok, an animal rights activist told The Daily Mail. “Before the event we warned of these noise levels and the damage which could be done and called for the event to be called off.”
Twenty days after the techno party was hosted, Shadow, an 8-year-old dolphin, was found disoriented and agitated in his pool and eventually died a few hours later. A month later, a second dolphin also died from similar mysterious symptoms over the weekend. Both dolphins had been huge Elton John fans.
Whether the techno is truly to blame for the deaths is under some dispute.
According to Connyland’s notably noisy website, “Some say that dolphins in captivity are deeply disturbed by the noise and light, which surrounds them. This is not true.” —So there’s your expert opinion.
Meanwhile, The Local reports, Oceancare and Swiss Protection for Animals say dolphins die at Connyland all the time—at least seven in the past three years. As if that serves as a compelling excuse.
One vet suggests that the younger dolphin died of poisoning. Maybe some ecstasy fell into the water. Pretty sure the Grim Reaper of Dolphins, Connyland needs find a new business venture. Something a little less…alive.