19 Mar '12, 2am

Dolphin Shows Might End in Switzerland

Dolphin Shows Might End in Switzerland

Coming after the good news a captive dolphin in South Korea will be released back into the ocean, is an even better development for dolphins. The Swiss senate has passed provisions which will block the importing of dolphins and other cetaceans. Their House of Representatives approved a ban on keeping captive dolphins, but the Senate chose to pursue a ban on importing them, which would mean when the dolphins living there now pass away, no new ones will be acquired so none will exist in captivity . “I am pleased that keeping animals in this kind of way is viewed across party lines as unacceptable and to be banned,” said Antoine Goetschel, a Swiss lawyer. (Source: Reuters ) What prompted the legislature to consider banning dolphins in captivity was an incident at an amusement park which caused dolphins to die needlessly . Eight dolphins were reported to have passed away at th...

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