A new addition to the viral mannequin challenge video trend featuring dolphins has mad a big splash in all the wrong ways with animal rights activists.
The clip by Dolphin Encounters, which organizes swims with marine life for tourists at the Blue Lagoon Island in the Bahamas, features three ‘frozen’ dolphins.
While most people who commented on the Dolphin Encounters’ video said they loved their version of the challenge, one person on Facebook expressed her concern for the dolphins’ well-being.
Dolphin Encounters said it was obvious that the video was ‘absolutely NOT harmful to our animals nor did it scare them’.
The company also claimed it was able to keep the dolphins still with a technique they commonly utilize when their animals are ill.
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