how does the poem The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy describe human authority over the animals?

how does the poem The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy describe human authority over the animals?

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    In the poem, told from the point of view of a dolphin, we come to know how dolphins have been trapped by human for their greed. The dolphins are taken away from their natural habitat and forced to live a miserable life in a man-made pool. Though the dolphins are in their element, water, they are not free to form their own thoughts. “There is a man and there are hoops.” The dolphins are forced into enslavement to perform tricks for humans; “there is a colored ball/ we have to balance till the man has disappeared.” Such cruelty is shown towards the dolphins in the poem.

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