Here are two examples of the relationship between humans and dolphins. Do you think dolphins and whales deserve different consideration than other animals?
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After being rescued, a pink dolphin (Inia Boliviensis) is transported by Colombian biologist Mariana Escobar and rescue worker team leader Runny Callau from the Pailas river to the Grande river in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Sunday, Aug. 22 , 2010. According to Bolivian biologists, heavy sedimentation and droughts have cut the communication between the Amazonian Pailas and Grande rivers, leaving some 12 dolphins stranded on a drying pond of the Pailas river.
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Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan. The ancient village has a long and complex relationship with the dolphin. In early September, the waters of this same cove will turn blood red, as it becomes a holding pen for the annual dolphin hunts.