For us at Loro Parque, nothing is more important than love and respect for animals. That is why we are totally against all forms of animal abuse, such as these terrible dolphin slaughters that still take place in the Faroe Islands. And we have been actively protesting against this atrocity for more than a decade, both in Faroe and Taiji. It is these kinds of practices that must be eradicated, contrary to what the self-proclaimed animal rights activists who attack zoos advocate.
Modern zoos like ours are the real experts in animal welfare and species conservation. In these centres, animals are in good hands and, in fact, the way Nature is today, if modern zoos did not exist, they would have to be invented urgently.