*This new edition is forewarded by Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth.
Hand Signed by Ric O’Barry This is your chance to own your very own copy of Behind the Dolphin Smile, signed by Ric himself. He thanks you for purchasing his book, and helping to keep him on the road saving dolphins lives wherever needed.
25% of the purchase of this book will be donated directly to Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, helping to support Ric O’Barry’s dolphin conservation efforts world wide.
Behind the Dolphin Smile chronicles Richard O’Barry’s extraordinary journey from dolphin trainer to world-renowned advocate for dolphin freedom. In his early years, O’Barry trained dolphins to entertain audiences for shows at aquatic theme parks and for roles in movies and television shows, most notably Flipper. His career as a trainer came to an abrupt halt when one of the dolphins that played Flipper on television died of stress in his arms. At that moment, he realized that keeping dolphins in captivity and teaching them to do tricks was cruel and morally wrong. He began to understand that dolphins were easy to train not because of his gifts as a trainer, but because they are remarkably intelligent, and he vowed not to rest until he freed every last one of them.