"You didn’t even have the courage to leave disappointed comments from people who looked up to you!"
The Brazilian big-wave superstar Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca, big bro of the world number one Joao, hardly needs introduction, his adventures at Nazaré and Jaws list him as one of the sport’s greats.
Chumbo, who is twenty seven, has come under fire from animal lovers after he posted a photograph of a day with his little fam at Discovery Cove, posing with the captive dolphins.
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Pretty innocuous sorta stuff, or at least it used to be until a few humans started realising maybe it ain’t so cool to imprison animals for the superficial kicks of supposed nature lovers, dolphins doin’ the happy dance for a few frozen dead fish and living in tiny, featureless waterholes for their long miserable lives.
Although Chumbo was pretty quick on the keys deleting neg comments thereby creating the impression his fans were thrilled by his waterpark adventures, a few readers sent screenshots of the meatier hits.
“No respect for the sea and nature! Your attitude is repulsive.”
“Trashbox to encourage people to go to parks that explore (think he means exploit – Ed) marine animals.”
“How sad Lucas, total disappointment, where is the respect for his fans? We too can disagree with wrong attitudes… very easy to just leave the comments that are convenient for you…this fight over using marine animals for entertainment is epic!! I adore you saying you are from the sea, and promoting something so surreal… and still deletes my comments… “
“One day humans will pay for what they have done to nature! Holding little animals captive and funding this is disgusting too! You didn’t even have the courage to leave disappointed comments from people who looked up to you! Don’t think your money will buy your happiness because time passes and nature takes!!!”
I ain’t one for putting animals in cages, zoos, water parks, dancing orcas, ooowee, it gives me shivers although I did love the Flipper TV shows and movies, and I believe they mowed through a hundred or so dolphins in the making.
Maybe worth it?