Don’t Feed Wild Dolphin PSA is Launched
“I know I can kick this if people would just stop feeding me.” These are the words of a people food addicted dolphin that we created to educate people about the dangers of feeding wild dolphins. The PSA took about 3 years from initial contact to launch but, it was well worth the wait. We were initially contacted by the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, FL to solve a problem: People don’t know that it is harmful and illegal to feed wild dolphins. You see it all the time, a well-intentioned fisherman throws some stale bait to a friendly dolphin who wolfs it down. The dolphin seems happy and after all, what could be wrong with feeding him? A lot, actually. Dolphins become addicted to handouts and loose their ability to fend for themselves. This is the premise for “Don’t feed wild dolphins”. It is an animated PSA featuring a dolphin in rehab. We worked with WIT Animation in Venice CA and had a blast doing it. You can see our documentary on the “Making of Don’t Feed Wild Dolphins“. We also created the website. http://www.dontfeedwilddolphins.org/ Our goal is to educate both kids and adults about the problem and to start a dialogue. Check out the links and get involved and remember. Dolphins don’t eat hot dogs!