Find more humane ways of presenting wild animals

I am pleased that the terms "tender" and "loving" were used to describe the care the dolphins at Dolphin Island, Resorts World Sentosa, received ("Tender, loving care for dolphins"; May 26).

However, the exploitation and utilisation of marine life as an "entertainment entity" could still be considered a distasteful enterprise.

Our imperilled ocean habitats and their marine life need to be fully respected, as do the creatures themselves.

We are now more aware of the inherent worth of these creatures. Displaying them is now not viewed as a sensible or humane practice.

Such animals should be left in their natural habitat, the ocean, and not made to perform or be kept in enclosed tanks, which are a cruel and stressful environment.

We need more sanctuaries and creatively educated modes of presenting such creatures, if we are to have a living, and not dying, ocean.

Elaine Livesey-Fassel (Ms)