Brittany Mahomes may regret swimming with dolphins.
Brittany Mahomes, the spouse of Kansas City Chiefs’ superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is facing criticism from fans and animal rights organization PETA.
Mahomes recently shared a photo from her vacation, where she was seen interacting with a dolphin during a swim. PETA voiced their concerns about the treatment of marine life in a comment on Mahomes’ Instagram post.
“We know you love companion animals, but we hope to see you extend your compassion to marine life too.” PETA wrote in a long comment under Mahomes’ Instagram where she posted the photo.
“In the ocean, dolphins swim up to 60 miles each day, but when used for entertainment, they’re confined to small tanks or pools. Many dolphins develop painful conditions, such as stomach ulcers, and some die prematurely from the stress conditions of extreme captivity. Not to mention, many illnesses can be passed from dolphins to human visitors including viral, fungal, and bacterial infections such as salmonella.
“These types of interactions are dangerous for them AND us.”
Update: PETA has gone after Patrick Mahomes' wife, Brittany, after her vacation pictures with Dolphins got posted online.
PETA told Brittany none of it was healthy for the dolphin … adding, "These types of interactions are dangerous for them AND us."
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PETA emphasized the importance of extending compassion towards marine animals, pointing out the negative effects of keeping dolphins in captivity for entertainment purposes. They mentioned that dolphins in the ocean swim up to 60 miles a day, but when confined to small tanks or pools, they can develop painful conditions and even die prematurely due to stress. PETA also highlighted the risk of potential infections that can be transmitted from dolphins to human visitors.
While fans initially criticized Mahomes for her actions, the negative sentiment quickly shifted when PETA got involved. Fans, who generally have a negative view of PETA, began to support Brittany Mahomes instead. It is worth noting that Brittany Mahomes has been no stranger to public scrutiny, particularly since her husband’s rise to prominence. In the past, she faced backlash for a tweet referencing a vacation while the Chiefs faced an important game.
She also defended her brother-in-law during an investigation into alleged misconduct. Brittany Mahomes and Patrick Mahomes have been together since high school and got married last year. They have two children together.