Le Lézard
Classified in: Tourism and vacations, Sports and recreation
Subjects: AWD, PET, ANW

Marineland Dolphin Adventure earns American Humane Certifiedtm Seal for exceptional animal welfare

American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the world's largest certifier of animal welfare practices, today announced that Marineland Dolphin Adventure earned the American Humane Certifiedtm Seal.

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the world's largest certifier of animal welfare practices, today announced that Marineland Dolphin Adventure earned the American Humane Certifiedtm seal, demonstrating the exceptional welfare and treatment provided to animals in its care. The facility passed rigorous, expert third-party audits to join a growing number of leading zoological institutions that have earned the American Humane Certifiedtm designation.

"All animals, including those being cared for in our zoos, aquariums and conservation parks, are entitled to humane treatment," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. "When you see the Humane Certifiedtm seal of approval, you can rest assured that the facility meets the highest standards of animal care. We commend Marineland for this great achievement - a testament to the hard work, dedication and compassion of the oceanarium's amazing staff."

The Humane Conservationtm program is the first certification effort solely dedicated to helping verify the welfare and demonstrably humane treatment of animals living in zoos, aquariums and conservation centers across the globe. The program enforces rigorous, science-based and comprehensive criteria for animal welfare, developed by an independent Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of world-renowned leaders in the fields of animal science, animal behavior and animal ethics. The standards provide verification of good practices at deserving zoos and aquariums, and an assurance to visitors that the institution they are visiting is worthy of their support.

American Humane's certification process exhaustively verifies the many dimensions of animal welfare, with areas of evaluation including: excellent health and housing; positive social interactions within groups of animals, as well as between animals and handlers; safe and stimulating environments with concern for factors such as appropriate lighting, sound levels, air quality, and thermoregulation; and, evidence of thorough preparation and protocols established to prevent and manage medical or operational emergencies.

"Above the fog of the pandemic is a great future that shines brightly and at Marineland we are thrilled to embark upon the responsibility and honor of becoming American Humane Certifiedtm. The care and welfare of the marvelous Dolphins in our care is our number one priority," said Travis Burke, Executive Director of The Dolphin Company North America. "The certification is a testament to the selfless dedication and hard work of our specialists, educators, vets, support team and our General Manager as they strive to educate our guests on a daily basis and share the wonders of the marine world. Becoming American Humane Certifiedtm reflects the commitment we have, throughout our organization, to ensure the animals in our care are provided the best care and welfare possible. This certification is a vital cornerstone in supporting our strategic vision as a conservation-based aquarium dedicated to protecting species from extinction, educating the public, and exemplifying the highest levels of animal care and welfare. Being Humane Certifiedtm is a testament to the hard work, dedication and compassion of our care professionals."

Marineland Dolphin Adventure, located in St. Augustine, Florida, is the world's first oceanarium, founded to foster the preservation and protection of marine life. Its mission is to utilize interactive education, enhanced by on-site research, to inspire visitors and new generations to value and respect marine mammals and their environment. The facility's interactive programs offer a unique way for people to come up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins and form a connection that will last a lifetime. Guests can also visit the resident sea turtles and sand tiger sharks.

Media Contact

Cecilia Aguilar, The Dolphin Company, 52 998 149 9735, [email protected]


SOURCE The Dolphin Company

These press releases may also interest you

at 19:10
ELSE NUTRITION HOLDINGS INC. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that at its annual general meeting of the shareholders held on June 30, 2022 all resolutions put to the shareholders were passed. At the meeting, shareholders approved setting the...

at 19:00
American Outdoor Brands, Inc. , an industry leading provider of products and accessories for rugged outdoor enthusiasts, today announced that it plans to release its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2022 financial results on Thursday, July 14,...

at 18:00
Today, the BIG3 announced a total of 1,826,000 global viewers for the league's Week 2 games. Available on CBS and Paramount +, VYRE Network, DAZN, and BIG3 YouTube Channel across the U.S. and 100 global territories, the league has already...

at 17:25
NICE Recovery Systems, an invention company in the sports and injury recovery space, has announced a three-year agreement to be an "Official Medical Supplier" of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. The agreement marks a deepening relationship between NICE Recovery...

at 17:19
In its 37th year of honoring the nation's most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Riley Jackson of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga. is the 2021-22 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Jackson won...

at 16:28
Colorado Avalanche players hoisted the Stanley Cup Trophy on stage in front of City Hall in Downtown Denver on Thursday to celebrate the team's third NHL title in franchise history and first in 21 years. Hundreds of thousands of Avalanche hockey fans...

News published on 18 may 2022 at 18:00 and distributed by: