The end of every week's email features several submitted photographs , most of which are the expected sunset /sunrise views off the bow/stern of the ship or, the by now, trite towel toys. The most recent email features two photos I find disturning on several levels as they feature passengers interacting inappropriatel with wildlife. Specifically a man "kissing" a ray in the water and a woman cuddling what appears to be a very small (baby?) Monkey. Photos such as these send the wrong message regarding our relationship and place in their world and encourage others to do the same. Many people view the opportunity to interact with exotic creatures as an extension of a "petting zoo" which it is not. Thesecare wild animals deserving of a modicum of respect for them in their natural state.

I strongly encourage the editors of this form to not print or publish such photos....stick to the sunrises and towel toys!

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13 Answers

Umm how are these offensive?

Interacting with animals in that manner is perfectly fine and normal.

I have no doubt that these photographs were taken on an excursion.

I am also pretty sure that no animals were harmed in the making of these pictures.

Hi coronado92118,

I understand your perspective as to wild nature being considered a petting zoo. Your opinion is that these nature encounters are unacceptable. But that view is not shared by everyone.

That said, people upload these pictures. This site doesn't have a policy against doing so.

People like yourself who feel these images are objectionable have the ability to flag them as inappropriate. At that point, someone associated with the website will take a look at the pictures and make a case-by-case decision. You might be better off by communicating directly with the company by clicking the "contact us" link in the site's footer.

A man kissing String Ray? OMG!!!

I see pictures all the time women kissing a Dolphin.

It's coming soon, cats living with dogs.

I find these to be not inappropriated. Gee, I grew up on a farm and could only afford mules for working the fields and we had to interact with these animals every day.

My sister used to hold and kiss her pet hedgehog.

Years ago my youngest son dared me to kiss a pet newt he had, so I did. LOL

*In a Katy Perry Voice* I kissed a dolphin, and liked it!

I have no problem with her kissing the ray........unless she used tongue before the 3rd date Yummy

I don't find interacting with animals offensive.

Through out history there has been many girls kissing frogs only to be disappointed.

Sometimes it works!!!!Love


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