Endangered Whales: Swiss Lawmakers leave the old paradigm of life for profit.

Around the world, I am sure the whale community is aware that they now have friends in Switzerland!

In an amazing and yet sane move by the Swiss government, officials have now banned the keeping of Dolphins in zoo aquariums in Switzerland.


Although Switzerland is not the first country to acknowledge that dolphins are sentient beings just like ourselves, it is nonetheless a great step in the right direction: acknowledging that the cetacean family has social awareness, self-awareness and should be accorded the same rights as humans have.

There are those who argue that the environment is now becoming senior to Man’s needs. While that may sound plausible and truthful at first, one has to recognize that Man has inhabited this tiny blue planet for about the last twelve seconds of geological time since the Earth was formed, and Man has, unfortunately, done the most damage to not only himself but to others of his own kind and to this frail planet.

Our Frail Planet


I say “frail” because the environment and the species of plants and animals are interdependent on each other. Man views everything within his grasp as his. Look at the word “resources.” In its complete definition is there no word “replenish.” It is just not in Man’s vocabulary, and yet Man has no power to really stop earthquakes, tsunamis or tornados. Man thinks though, that he is indomitable that changes when Mother Nature speaks.

But it is a good day, when government officials in any country, recognize that although we are powerful, we then inherit the responsibility of being stewards for this planet. Unfortunately Madison Avenue and world advertising makes even water scarce, replacing it with the same water but “purified” and at a price. So, when the research becomes overpowering, and the reality or truth settles into senior official’s minds that maybe there is more to life than amusement parks to the detriment of animals, I very much applaud those brave souls who found it in their hearts and minds to do the right thing.

People are changing, however slow.

Witness the massive saving of dolphins by beach locals in Brazil. Instead of just standing by and watching our marine friends die in front of their eyes, men, women and children waded out into shallow waters and pulled the dolphins back out into the sea! If dolphins were just “fish,” I think the response would have been otherwise. But no, people came to the rescue, and all thirty dolphins were saved.

Recently in Brazil, approximately thirty dolphins were saved from death by local visitors. Did the locals save the dolphins because they were just "fish"? I wonder.

Note though that these people had no profit in mind. The only thought was to save a life of a friend of the sea and save they did, as shown in the video.


We are stewards. We have a responsibility not only to ourselves but to this little planet, filled with wonderful things and amazing creatures, and however you can support this idea, life will change for the better.

I am reminded by a comment made recently by the Dali Lama to a young man who said he was to insignificant to affect anyone.

The Dali Lama

“Place a mosquito in the room with you and witness the effect the mosquito has on you.”


It is an interesting and yet a valid point.

You can make a difference.

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