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BenDeLaCreme from RuPaul’s Drag Race visits Death Pool

Not even an hour ago, BenDeLaCreme uploaded this photo to her instagram account captioning it “I refuse to provide any context for this image, #justwait“.



Update: As of 1:17PM Pacific, BenDeLaCreme has deleted all online references to her visit to the Mirage dolphin habitat. 

Who is BenDeLaCreme? She is a drag performer from Seattle known for coming in 5th place and winning Miss Congeniality on the 6th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

It breaks our heart every time we see a celebrity visit this hotel and give publicity to the habitat through their social media accounts. The dolphins don’t have any shade to protect them from the heat in the summer, they display multiple forms of stereotypical behaviors, not to mention they suffer from the pox virus. 2 of these dolphins (Duchess, Lightning) were taken from their families in the wild. 3 of the dolphins (Sophie, Beetle, Osbourne) were sent from Seaworld on a breeding loan. It was after the first arrival of Seaworld dolphins in 2010 that the pox virus showed up.

We would like to take this time to reach out to BenDeLaCreme on her social media accounts.It is extremely important that when we attempt to educate people on the choices they have made involving dolphin captivity to stay polite. It is possible that Dela (or someone else) has no knowledge of dolphins and their natural needs. People are more receptive to what you have to say when you are not screaming at them. I have witnessed people leaving nasty comments, and it does not show the cause in a good light. Treat people with respect, the same way you would like the dolphins to be treated. We have provided a simple tweet list below, but may also copy the messages to her other accounts.

How to Contact BenDeLaCreme-  

Tweetsheet for BenDeLaCreme-
  • .@BenDeLaCreme take the pledge at Dolphins are sentient beings & #CaptivityKills  (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme join @VegasDolphins for a protest Saturday 3-5pm outside @TheMirageLV & learn about #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme Did U notice Maverick covered in #PoxVirus? #MojaveDolphins suffering for 4 years w/ #DolphinPox (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme watch this video about #MojaveDolphins they are being driven insane, displaying stereotypical behaviors. (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme #MojaveDolphins on the news recently. The dolphins deserve more. Check it out (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme look into the eye of Maverick. He has #dolphinpox. #MojaveDolphins.Com has more info! Plz help us. (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme listen to @RichardOBarry talk about #MojaveDolphins on Vegas news. Plz become an advocate for dolphins. (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme Were working hard 2 educate public about horrors of dolphin captivity, will you join us? #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme #MojaveDolphins live barren & unnatural lives in captivity. Dolphins smile = natures great deception. (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme can U spare 90 seconds to learn about #MojaveDolphins since U visited 11/6/14? (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme despite whatever @TheMirageLV told U- this is not conservation, its exploitation #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme a day in the life of #MojaveDolphins Maverick who is covered in #DolphinPox #PoxVirus (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme if U are still in town Sat, Join @VegasDolphins for a protest & learn more about #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme Mavericks #dolphinpox #poxvirus is only getting worse. Its from stress #MojaveDolphins need help!  (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme don’t become captivated by captivity. No beauty in stolen freedom. #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme #EnoughIsEnough! visit & see how U can help 10 dolphins in DESERT! (Tweet This!)
  • .@BenDeLaCreme  10 dolphins in the MOJAVE desert. 2 from OCEAN, 3 from SEAWORLD! R u saying u support that?  (Tweet This!)

SteveO, Mirage & SeaWorld Are Connected!

Steveo.JPGStunt performer Steve-o, known mostly for his time spent with “Jackass”, recently outed himself as the prankster activist who defaced the California highway sign for Seaworld Drive to read “Seaworld Sucks”. This stunt has drawn the eyes of many, and opened up the eyes to thousands more who would of never known about the issue otherwise. We thank Steve-o for risking his life and taking the time to speak out for the killer whales in captivity at Seaworld.

We would like to take this time to let Steve-o know about the conditions the dolphins are facing in Las Vegas. It was just last year he was in the city performing with Tom Green (not at an MGM property!) We don’t expect Steve-o to pull another stunt- we just hope he will also use his celebrity to become a voice for the Mojave Dolphins. They need all the help they can get. If more people are aware of the issues, we will be able to get the support of the public and get the dolphins better protection. A tweet by him will reach his million followers, and spark attention and interest.

We have created a list of tweets that you can use, but feel free to make up your own and use photos. Stay polite, factual, and respectful! It is the best way to get our message across.

Hey @SteveO, did U know @TheMirageLV holds 10 dolphins in the desert? How do U feel about that? #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)


.@SteveO, props for #SeaworldSucks! Can you speak out for #MojaveDolphins @TheMirageLV? Really could use Ur voice! (Tweet This)


Take the pledge @SteveO at MojaveDolphins.Com @TheMirageLV is in business w @Seaworld for breeding #SeaworldSucks (Tweet This!)


Maybe if someone big like U @SteveO speaks @TheMirageLV will fix #DolphinDeathPool chipping paint #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)


.@SteveO ever visited Vegas in summer? Can U believe @TheMirageLV won’t provide shade 4 working #MojaveDolphins? (Tweet This!)



.@SteveO #MojaveDolphins driven INSANE in Vegas @TheMirageLV waiting 24 years 4 some1 to help them. Will it be U??  (Tweet This!)


Pox appears @TheMirageLV after SW transfer. #SeaworldSucks 4 infecting #MojaveDolphins, right @SteveO? (Tweet This!)


Look into Mavericks eye @SteveO & visit MojaveDolphins.Com to join the fight for #MojaveDolphins trapped in Las Vegas (Tweet This!)


If you happen to be attending Steve-O’s tour, try to ask him about the dolphins in Las Vegas.

  • 9/27 – Joilet, IL
  • 10/3-4 – Toledo, OH
  • 10/9-12 – Lexington, KY
  • 10/16-19 – Louisville, KY
  • 10/23-25 – Knoxville, TN
  • 10/27 – Cullowhee, NC
  • 11/6-9 – West Vallet Vity, UT
  • 11/20-22 – Bloomington, IL

Ariana Grande, do you still love dolphins?

5372511341_c292e2f3fdIt is undeniable that Ariana Grande is one of the biggest pop stars on the scene right now. In just under a year, she has released two albums that have debuted at #1. She has acted in two Nickelodeon television shows, and even performed on Broadway. Ariana is known as a celebrity that has a big devotion to her fans, spending time DMing them on twitter, sending inspirational messages, and generally trying to be a good role model. What most people might not know about her is that Ariana LOVES dolphins!

Last night, Ariana’s facebook page announced that she will performing a concert on Friday, Sept 19th at 1OAK club inside the Mirage hotel and casino. The very same hotel that has been enslaving dolphins for 24 years without even a simple shade structure to protect them from the sun that reaches temperatures of 117F in the summer.The very same hotel that is responsible for the dolphin swim-with program regulations to be put on hold.



ariana-grande-blackfish-tweetIt is possible that Ariana just has no idea about what is going on within the confines of this hotel. Even people in Las Vegas are oblivious to the fact that dolphins even live in the Mojave desert thanks to MGM resorts. Just last year, Ariana made a public statement denouncing SeaWorld and their use of cetaceans for captivity. Killer whales are just one type of dolphin. SeaWorld is tied to the Mirage because they have a “breeding loan” program, with 3 dolphins in Las Vegas arriving from SeaWorld. We also speculate the origin of the poxvirus to be the SeaWorld shipment of 2010.

Ariana has proven that she is a reachable celebrity with a willingness to change, and a love for animals (ps- she’s vegan!). We would like to take the time to reach out to her with a couple of tweets in hopes she may rethink her choice of a concert venue next week, or at the very least- see the dolphins for herself, in their pathetic small pool, covered with skin lesions, and use her very powerful voice to become an advocate for their better care.

Take the pledge @ArianaGrande at http://MojaveDolphins.Com  #MojaveDolphins #CaptivityKills No different than Seaworld (Tweet This!)


Plz @ArianaGrande don’t perform @TheMirageLV. 10 suffering dolphins in the desert! #mojavedolphins has more info! (Tweet This!)


Remember #Blackfish @ArianaGrande? @TheMirageLV does business w @SeaWorld. Please think about #MojaveDolphins! (Tweet This!)


Hi @ArianaGrande #MojaveDolphins are suffering in Vegas @TheMirageLV. Can U help them get better care? #poxvirus (Tweet This!)


.@ArianaGrande did U kno @TheMirageLV has dolphins & they are being driven insane? Watch this video:  #MojaveDolphins (Tweet This!)


#MojaveDolphins are frequently biting at the gates to escape @TheMirageLV @ArianaGrande will U be their voice? (Tweet This!)


News story on #MojaveDolphins suffering @TheMirageLV. U want to play there, @ArianaGrande?? (Tweet This!)


Look into #MojaveDolphins eye @ArianaGrande & ask yourself if you want to play @TheMirageLV  #poxvirus he’s maverick (Tweet This!)