Let them go II Another shocker. Dolphins penned up in dolphin parks so tourists can swim with them are dying. I’ve been to the pens of the Yucutan. Watching dolphins swim in circles in wire enclosures while waiting to take sunburned gringos for a $100 ride is enough to turn anyone into an eco-terrorist. If you want to encounter wildlife go out into the wild. The magic of seeing dolphins at sea–or animals anywhere in the wild–is that the encounter is almost always unexpected. And to see animals in their natural habitat, rather than in zoos or parks, is to see them as they really are, and to see them without guilt. Most important, getting there is half the fun.

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