A zoo has been criticized after footage appeared to show a keeper performing a s*x act on a dolphin .
But investigators say the act isn’t a crime because it was part of a “breeding programme”.
Since the video was released online, furious animal campaigners have slammed the Dolphinarium in Hardewijk, Netherlands.
Undercover footage showed a dolphin lying on its back in what appears to be an indoor pool.
A male zookeeper leans over the sea m@mmal and uses his glove hand to perform the s*x act before feeding the dolphin a fish.
The zoo has claimed the weird act is to “de-stress” the animals.
Keepers were also filmed saying that it was done to prevent the dolphins from having incestuous relations.
They also claimed there were “gay” dolphins at the zoo that have s*x with each other in their tanks.