11 Jun '11, 3am

Conservation First: WDCS Signs Historic Declaration Seeking To Give Whales And Dolphins The Right To Life #wildlife

Conservation First As WDCS Signs Up To Historic Declaration Seeking To Give Whales And Dolphins The Right To Life “It will be a long journey, but a world where whales and dolphins are free to live in the wild without the threat of commercial whaling, capture for captivity shows or damage to their natural homes would be a much better place for us all” Those are the words of WDCS ethics lead, Philippa Brakes, speaking on the day that WDCS has made a small but hugely significant step in conservation history. WDCS has become the first non-governmental organisation in the world to formally adopt the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans (whales and dolphins), a historic manifesto for these animals which seeks, amongst other things, to make law their right to a life without captivity and to protect the places that they live. If endorsed and adopted by the United Nations, the Decla...

Full article: http://www.wdcs.org/story_details.php?select=801

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