31 May '15, 2am

Victory! Ontario Bans Orca Captivity

In a major victory for animals, this week lawmakers in Ontario passed landmark legislation that bans keeping orcas in captivity and will bring improvements to living conditions for other captive marine mammals . Under the new law, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the acquisition and breeding of orcas is banned effective immediately, leaving violators facing potential fines of up to $60,000 and the possibility of two years in prison. It also makes Ontario – which has more zoos and aquariums than any other province – the first province in Canada to set specific standards of care for marine mammals. While the specific details of the new standards of care for marine mammals are still being worked out, they are expected to improve a number of aspects from sizes of enclosures and social groupings to updating regulations on how animals are handled...

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