On a compulsory field trip today, somehow, people were joking about getting a fish to take back in a bag. To go back on the hour’s trip back. It terrified me.
As a fox and dolphin therian, I’m usually fairly good at keeping the instincts to myself, but I crumbled when our group proposed the idea. Just the thought of being trapped in a single bag of water for just five minutes terrifies me, and I dissolved into a panic. I couldn’t breathe properly and I still can’t. I went numb. Nobody understood why I protested so strongly.
This is probably the first time being a dolphin has been so problematic, and I’m sorry if I shouldn’t be submitting this, but I don’t know where else to go. I needed to post this somewhere which wouldn’t be judgemental.
Sometimes I just… need to be with people who are not human. If I can’t have my own kind, I would like to swim with dolphins, or do something else to get me out of this human-focused environment. But the only place you can be sure of finding dolphins is in the water parks that contribute to their abuse, and I don’t want my money to go towards supporting that.