What We Do

We educate the public about the reality of the swim with dolphins experience that are widely available from travel agents on the UK high street.

We campaign against travel companies who promote and profit from the captive sea animal industry that is a disaster for the animals and destructive to the environment.

Dolphin Free UK



Thomas Cook keep referring to the ABTA guidelines and their much heralded ʻnew animal welfare policy’. A statement from the CEO was issued in response to growing customer concerns regarding the wellbeing of wild animals being utilised in entertainment businesses, particularly cetaceans in captivity.

All over the world dolphins languish in tanks. Often stolen from the wild in horrific captures or captive bred via abusive reproduction programmes only beneficial to the captivity industry. Dolphins are maintained hungry to make them easier to control and they exist in this enslaved stasis to entertain tourists.

Dolphins are incredibly intelligent, sentient beings and Thomson’s ‘swim with dolphin experiences’ are promoted as harmless fun for both humans and dolphins, but in fact the very opposite is the case. These experiences are cruel and unnatural. Each year, hundreds of dolphins are often stolen from the wild to supply the demand.


Lastest Posts

September 11, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Dolphins, Drop The Dolphins, Swim with dolphins

Hurricanes and Captive Dolphins; A recurring disaster.

Hurricanes like Irma, the one we’ve just seen decimate The Caribbean and Florida are a disaster for captive animals who are vulnerable and abandoned in the eye of the storm. Pictures and…

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July 28, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Dolphins, Drop The Dolphins, Events, Outreach, School Outreach

School Outreach Initiative

Our school outreach initiative launched in July with a very successful workshop at a school in London. We were so excited to deliver an interactive session on the terrible subjects of capture…

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July 28, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Dolphins, Drop The Dolphins, Events, Outreach, Street Outreach, Swim with dolphins

Street Outreach Programme

July 2017 saw the start of our STREET OUTREACH programme. We picket a Thomas Cook shop and distribute leaflets and have conversations with the public about the sea animal captivity…

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June 6, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Drop The Dolphins

The current pro marine captivity bill is going to be another international disaster for Mexico

In 2003 Mexico caused an international scandal by ignoring pleas from international diplomats and the opinions of experts by going ahead with the largest import of dolphins the country has…

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March 26, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Events

Empty The Tanks, May 13 2017, 1pm

Dolphin Freedom UK is very proud to announce that this year we will be hosting Empty The Tanks in London, United Kingdom. Meeting 1pm at Cavendish Square in central London... Read More
March 20, 2017 in Drop The Dolphins, Tweetstorms

#DropTheDolphins Tweetstorm March 2017

Our second tweetstorm proved even better than the first with hundreds of members of the public joining the action. Tweeting was slow going at first due to server problems but an... Read More