31 Dec '16, 8am

Victory! Barcelona Says No More Captive Dolphins

Animal advocates are celebrating another epic victory for captive cetaceans with an announcement that Barcelona’s only dolphinarium will be closing. The dolphinarium, which is located within the Barcelona Zoo, would soon have been in violation of welfare standards set by the European Association of Aquatic Mammals, leaving officials to decide whether to upgrade or close. According to In Defense of Animals , Barcelona’s former mayor approved roughly $15 million to upgrade the facility and bring it into compliance, but the project was stalled by a new administration under current mayor Ada Colau, which questioned whether the city should even have captive dolphins at all. Animal advocates had been working for years to end dolphin captivity in Barcelona over concerns about welfare of the facility’s current dolphins. Although performances ended last year, there were still major...

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