Dolphin therapy poses many potential hazards to the human participants including
If the therapy takes place in the open sea there may be additional hazards including adverse sea conditions, boat traffic and harmful sea creatures
Dolphin therapy also poses many potential hazards to the dolphins including
‘There is abundant evidence for injuries sustained by participants in DAT programs (Frohoff and Packard 1995; Samuels and Spradlin 1995; Webster, Neil and Madden 1998). Moreover, interactions between dolphins and humans carry a significant risk of infections and parasitism for both humans and dolphins (Geraci and Ridgway1991).’ (Marino and Lilienfeld, 2007)
We have been unable to identify any groups for whom dolphin therapy might be contraindicated.
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