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Do dolphin shows belong at TBEX? Is a boycott the answer?

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There has been a lot of criticism over TBEX's decision to include dolphin experiences in their upcoming event at Cancun (see this discussion and the Change.org petition)

Should TBEX be setting a better example? Is a boycott the answer? What's the role of the new travel media in raising awareness and changing attitudes?

UPDATE! Given the interest in this topic, Outbounding has pulled together a panel of active and authoritative voices to address some of the issues related to this topic. On Tuesday, April 29 from 12-1pm, please tune in to our Google+ Hangout on Air called Tourism and Captive Marine Animals: Ethics and Practices. -->CLICK HERE<-- for the roster of speakers, the issues to be addressed and some important background information.

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