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. 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!