Fury After Indonesian Singer Uses Performing Dolphin At Banned Animal Park

This is the moment stunning Indonesia singer Lucinta Luna uses performing dolphins for one of her videos filmed at a banned animal park, sparking outrage among animal rights groups and fellow celebrities.

Luna, 31, was filmed swimming while holding onto the poor dolphins that are being made to swim upside down at the Dolphin Lodge in the Indonesian island of Bali, that was reportedly banned from operating by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry a year ago.

The singer later removed the video from her Instagram account and issued an apology, stating that she was invited to the park to “learn more about dolphins” and help boost tourism in Bali after COVID-19 restrictions hit the industry.


However, the video was shared a number of times by social media users, including public figures like Manohara Odelia, Kirana Larasati, and Davina Veronica as well as the animal rights group Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN).

Model and animal rights activist Manohara Odelia, 29, said on Instagram: “Why are they allowed to continue exploiting dolphins again now?”

Dolphin Lodge Bali, operated by the company Piayu Samudra Loka, has reportedly been promoting its activities in recent months and continues to offer services such as ‘dolphin interaction’ for children and adults for around IDR 500,000 (GBP 25) for half an hour.


Based on footage shared on Facebook, the park apparently has at least three captive dolphins named Ardhan, Triton, and Rose.

Luna and Dolphin Lodge Bali have both been criticised online for their part in the incident and animal rights activists have called on the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to intervene and enforce the park’s ban.

Femke den Haas, co-founder of JAAN, said that keeping dolphins in captivity is a “sensitive issue concerning big money makers exploiting dolphins for profit”.

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