We learned from the recent shipment of three captive-born dolphins to Dolphinaris Arizona that FedEx has been transporting live dolphins for the captivity industry [marine parks, aquariums, and dolphinariums].
Dolphins transported in this inhumane manner are packed in narrow coffin-like crates where they remain immobile throughout the entire trip as if they were inanimate objects. Such cruel confinement causes considerable psycho-physiological stress for dolphins who are accustomed to being mobile all the time, even when resting. There have been some cases in which a dolphin’s health has been adversely affected by airborne transportation. Very sadly, at least three dolphins died untimely deaths during flight.