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The dolphin problem [Editorial]
The dolphin problem [Editorial]

At noon on Saturday, a group of activists is scheduled to gather outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore as part of a world-wide "Empty the Tanks" protest against what organizers decry as the exploitation of dolphins for public entertainment. The idea is to get the public to understand the level of awareness captive dolphins and other sea mammals have and the psychological and physical harm they suffer in aquariums and sea parks. At least here in Baltimore, the focus on the public may well be key because those in charge of the aquarium are plenty aware already. National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli has made headlines in the last two weeks for openly contemplating the idea of...