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PETA Bashes Kim Kardashian for Swimming with Dolphins
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PETA Bashes Kim Kardashian for Swimming with Dolphins

Instagram and Twitter are flooded with pictures of Kim Kardashian swimming with contained dolphins and kissing a sea lion. PETA believes that touch and swim tanks expose dolphins and other animals to needless bacteria along with stressful poking and prodding. In 2012, a concerned citizen tossed flour on the celebrity for wearing a fur. A spokesperson for PETA states, “Kim Kardashian is intrusive, dangerous and just plain harmful to animals.”

Perhaps the celebrity believes that all publicity is good. Kim claims on Instagram that the swim, which occurred on a vacation in Mexico, was carefree. While Kim was free to leave at her leisure, the dolphins are held captive in tanks, which is a far cry from the carefree swim displayed to the public.

The captive dolphins are rarely returned to freedom. The dolphins in these tourist driven attractions often die prematurely. Debris and trash left near the tanks may be ingested by the dolphins resulting in gastrointestinal problems. Lengthy operational hours by the greedy facilities do not allow the animal much relaxation time.

In 2012, a concerned citizen tossed flour on Kardashian for wearing a fur. PETA voiced opinions about Kim’s lack of concern for animals after the incident. In retaliation, Khloe Kardashian pulled her support from PETA. Khloe complained PETA’s voicing of concerns amounted to the bullying of her sister.

The lack of concern for animals runs in the family. Kris Jenner, mother of the clan, was observed swimming with a sea lion on the estate of Joe Francis. And then there was the incident of Kim’s python boots, which did not escape PETA’s watchful eye. The $5,495 Christian Louboutin boots are actually illegal in the celebrity’s home state of California.

The father of her child, Kanye West, enjoys wearing fur as well. A spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Wendy Wegner, compares Kim to the Disney villain, Cruella de Vil. PETA sent Kim and Kanye a faux fur throw as an engagement present in 2013. PETA hoped the pair would find the faux a safe alternative to animal furs. Unfortunately, the gift has not persuaded the couple to alter their lifestyle choices.

*Royalty free photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.



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    I guess Kim and Kanye believe that all publicity good or bad is at least publicity!
  2. CharlotteCD
    She is an entertainer. I do not believe that swimming with Dolphins endangers them but that's just me.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks for the comment Charlotte! PETA believes that it exposes the dolphins to bacteria by humans. The dolphins are not immuned to many bacteria humans carry. Also, the fact that the dolphins are held captive.
  3. CharlotteCD
    Btw I can see where they find wearing fur offensive but swimming with Dolphins...not so much.
  4. pftsusan
    It's a shame that the Kardashions are all about money, beauty and show with no regard for animal life.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Susan, that is definitely the side Kim Kardashian is displaying to the public! Thanks for the vote and comment!
  5. immasweetiepie
    Well I should probably not comment on this because someone may not like what I have to say. Great article by my friend though! ???
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks Immasweetiepie!
  6. TomCat
    I never have seen the appeal of that whole family.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      A lot of people follow celebrities. Thanks for the vote and comment TomCat!
    Look, at least she was in a swimsuit.... or she would have really traumatized those dolphins.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      For enough publicity who knows???? Thanks for the vote and comment CollegeCait!
  8. Support
    Thanks for covering this, Coach! Lots of food for thought here. We just pinned it to our "Veg News!" Pinterest board and hope you'll share it far and wide as well. Thanks for contributing to The Flaming Vegan!
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks Flaming Vegan! As soon as I know an article has posted I begin to share.
  9. Charlie M
    Hey glad to find you again. TomCat told me where you are. Good read.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks Charlie M! The support is appreciated!
  10. mustardseedgirl
    Great article!
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks mustardseedgirl! Your encouraging words on Facebook is greatly appreciated too!
  11. StephanieC
    Great article. I love the dolphins and have always wanted to swim with them. Of course, I wouldn't want to hurt them though.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks for the comment and vote Stephanie!
  12. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    Very interesting article you have written here. I am happy to see more articles on the site now. Before there was a lot of recipes I enjoyed cooking when I was living in France. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. I hope that I will be able to share more on the site again. I have written for the site off and on for some time now. I look forward to reading more of your articles. They do supply you with some interesting information to think about. I guess this would be called "food for thought".
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks Julie! I would love to visit France! What fun!
  13. robinlanephotos
    Interesting article!!
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks Robinlanephotos!


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