Armenian dating system
They swim endless laps of the pool built originally to accommodate human guests and are offered up as a dubious form of 'therapy' to 'cure' sick children.The Dolphinarium promises that children suffering from a range of illnesses - from autism to delayed development and even cancer - benefit from swimming with the creatures in their underground aquatic prison.It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.
The lion is portrayed on the orange background with blue edging.
It was selected in a competition for a new anthem and new flag that would best represent the city.
The chosen flag has a white background with the city's seal in the middle, surrounded by twelve small red triangles that symbolize the twelve historic capitals of Armenia.
She has been studying dolphins and whales for 25 years and said: 'Thousands of families visit DAT facilities and end up gaining nothing that they could not have gained from interacting with a puppy''Hidden behind their smile, and therefore largely invisible to patients and vacationers, captive dolphins spend their lives under tremendous stress as they struggle to adapt to an environment that, physically, socially and psychologically, is drastically different from the wild.'The results are devastating. Often they die from gastric ulcers, infections and other stress and immune-related diseases, not helped by their sometimes being given laxatives and antidepressants that are delivered in their food.'The worst of it, perhaps, is that there is absolutely no evidence for DAT's therapeutic effectiveness.
At best, there might be short-term gains attributable to the feel-good effects of being in a novel environment and the placebo boost of having positive expectations. Any apparent improvement in children with autism, people with depression, and others is as much an illusion as the "smile" of the dolphin.'The day the Mail visited the dolphins, estimated to be around four or five years old, were once again the star attraction for a group of visiting children who indeed were delighted by their permanent grins - not a 'smile' at all but a result of their jawbone development which gives the false appearance of endless happiness.