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

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 26, 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
March 26, 2017 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Letters

The Bahamas

In February 2017 we wrote to three tour operators in The Bahamas to inform them of the concerns related to ‘swim with dolphin’ activities. Not one has replied to us... Read More
March 26, 2017 in Drop The Dolphins, Tweetstorms

#DropTheDolphins Tweetstorm Jan 2017

Our first tweetstorm was a huge success and we trended at no 12 UK, with 26,000 tweets being sent to Thomas Cook to ask them to #DropTheDolphins. The storm accessed... Read More
August 23, 2016 in Dolphin Freedom UK, Drop The Dolphins

Dolphin Freedom UK launch

Dolphin Freedom UK was launched in August 2016 to highlight the travel companies involvement with the captive sea animal industry. Whilst there was a groundswell against the whale and dolphin... Read More