07 Apr '12, 3pm

5 Captive Dolphins to Be Released

5 Captive Dolphins to Be Released

Five dolphins that were being used at an entertainment show for tourists were ordered by a South Korean court to be released back into the ocean . Five tursiops aduncus, an endangered species also named Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, had been purchased from fishermen between 2009 and 2010. At an entertainment facility called Pacificland they were trained to do tricks in shows to make money for the park. In the last two years five dolphins have died there. “After illegally possessing the five dolphins, Heo trained and used them for a show, obtaining considerable gains. If the state doesn’t confiscate them, Heo is likely to continue to use them for the show and earn more profit. The operator said the trained animals may not be able to survive in the wild. But their adaptation to the ocean doesn’t affect the need for confiscation,” stated the court’s ruling. (Source: Korea...

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