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Tell Germany To Shut Down Its Last Dolphinaria! (Video) | Care2 Causes

Tell Germany To Shut Down Its Last Dolphinaria! (Video) | Care2 Causes

Six out of Germany’s nine dolphinaria — facilities for exhibiting dolphins, whales and porpoises for profit — have closed over the past two decades. The dolphins from the six closed facilities were either transferred to one of the three remaining dolphinaria or, in some cases, transported out of the country. But what is needed is to close all dolphinaria, period. Noting that the global captivity industry threatens populations of wild whales and dolphins and inflicts needless suffering on them, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) is “working for a world where whales and dolphins are no longer subjected to this cruelty,” by calling for tougher regulations to protect these animals from capture and trade and for increasing the public’s understanding of the real impact of captivity for whales and dolphins. Currently, twelve EU states – Austria, Cyprus, Czech Repub...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/tell-germany-no-more-dolphins...

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