01 Apr '12, 8pm

Victory! Captive Dolphins Banned in Switzerland

Dolphins won a major victory this month with Switzerland’s newly announced import ban on captive dolphins for zoos and marine parks. Even though the deaths of two dolphins following a rave at Connyland dolphinarium last year were caused by antibiotics and not poisoning, the incident sparked outrage and debate about keeping these intelligent and sensitive cetaceans in captivity. Liberal Green Isabelle Chevalley introduced the ban on captive dolphins and was assisted by Sea Shepherd Switzerland and the Swiss Cetacean Society (SCS) in introducing her motion. The House passed a ban on captivity, but the Senate rejected it and instead enforced a ban on importing dolphins into Switzerland. Ocean Care, a Swiss non-profit group, which had been working on this issue and had previously pursued criminal proceedings against Connyland, in addition to working with the Cove’s Ric O’Barry...

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