A North Carolina couple have announced their intention to have a dolphin-assisted birth in Hawaii. Adam Barrington, 29, and his wife Heather, 27, believe that birthing the baby in water surrounded by dolphins will bring ‘peace, comfort and strength’ to mother and baby, reports the Daily Mail.
However, experts disagree. Marine biologist Miriam Goldstein told Slate, “Dolphins are not gentle or psychic. If they could talk they would not impart eco-wisdom or deep spiritual truth. Dolphins are violent predators with a predilection for baby killing and rape.”
Christie Wilcox, a writer for Discover magazine, titled an article about the couple, “Dolphin-Assisted Birth — Possibly the Worst Idea, Ever.” She outlines instances in which dolphins have attacked humans, causing death by internal injury, as well as their habit of gang-raping female dolphins.
They also enjoy murdering various aquatic babies for fun, including but not limited to sharks, porpoises and their own offspring. Next time you’re at Sea World, watch your back.
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