If you ever have been to an aquarium you will probably remember seeing big animals in little water. As child, I must admit not understanding what this meant for these animals who can swim for so many more miles than I could ever imagine. But not children put these creatures there. Adults take them out of their natural habitats, build confinements and then tell their children to come and watch. Hopefully, this kind of “entertainment” will soon be a thing of the past.
“It’s a happy day for whales and dolphins! Thanks to your help, the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously Thursday night to introduce a bylaw to ban the breeding of captive whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium, the only exception being if a committee decides that the animal in question is in danger of extinction. The board also voted to conduct a study to determine whether whale and dolphin well-being is possible within the confines of captivity. Both moves appear to foreshadow an all-out ban of marine mammal displays at the aquarium, of which the mayor in Vancouver is still in full support.”
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