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Rescue Dogs Take Over Shedd Aquarium

Rescue dogs are in training for shows at Chicago's aquarium.

Rescue dogs are being trained for shows at Shedd Aquarium. | WGN
Rescue dogs are being trained for shows at Shedd Aquarium. | WGN
Marlin, a 2-year-old lab mix, was adopted by the Shedd Aquarium in December from Chicago Canine Rescue. He is now in training to become one of the show's beloved stars along with three other rescued pups, reports WGN News.
Gina Christopher February 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Trying to distract from the fact that they have wild captured whales and dolphins in their pools that they kidnapped to exploit for money!
william savick February 26, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Learning how to take care of this whale species now will save it from extinction decades from now when their numbers are diminished through reckless hunting.
Grumpy Old Man February 27, 2014 at 09:02 AM
There are good reasons for certain institutions to capture wild creatures. WS mentioned one. That said, there is the problem with over stocking of captured animals and not understanding them. Orcas are the primary example. Most orcas are not being captured for study but for profit. And when you have an 8 - 10 ton animal in an enclosed space your may have trouble - two trainers killed by the same orca. There are no recorded instances of orcas attacking humans in the wild - get one in a tank and even if the death is accidental you are still playing with fire - orcas are not dogs. They are highly intelligent creatures - actually the largest member of the dolphin family although their size resulted in their being termed "whale" many years ago and it has stuck. So I agree with both Gina and William on that subject. I am a little surprised that the Shedd is now expanding into a dog show as well. if that helps encourage people to adopt rescued dogs, great.

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