Artist StatementMy mural aims to address the subject of freedom, a right we all have as living beings. Marine mammal captivity interrupts the natural cycle and goes against what their free instincts require. We, as humans, have the power to return them to their natural habitat to let them reclaim their freedom they are entitled to simply because they are part of the earth and not a touristic object.
Dolphinaria profit at the cost of the freedom of these wonderful creatures. In some countries around the world they are banned but much remains to be done to give these animals a voice, including in Mexico. Here, we have 31 SEMARNAT-registered dolphinaria in the states of Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, and swimming with captive dolphins continues to be on the to-do lists of national and international tourists.
The FocusDolphin captivity