While Blackfish the movie is seriously questioning the industry of captivity in the US and globally, while Congressmen in California are reviewing a law aiming at banning the captivity of orcas and while more and more scientists are blaming dolphins’ confinement, claiming it’s unethical, we have just learned that a new TV show is planning to make celebrities become trainers!
What is « Dolphins With the Stars »?
« Dolphins With the Stars » is a new entertainment TV program, introduced to the industry leaders during the last MIPTV, in April 2014 in Cannes. Here is how La Competencia, the production firm that created the concept, introduces it:
For the first time on your TV screen, we put together the most admired celebrities and the most beloved animals with the aim of offering the TV event of the year: Dolphins With the Stars. Throughout two months, celebrities and dolphins will work together and learn how to do striking performances in the water. Dance, emotion, spectacle… Finally, on TV, talent is more than human. (See source)
In other words, we will give celebrities the opportunity to become dolphin trainers in order to perform a show, which only goal is obviously to move the housewives to tears, overwhelmed with the beauty of human-dolphin complicity and the intensity of the show …
15 european countries have highlighted an option
The French magazine, Toute la télé, informs us that « the concept