Thank India for Banning Dolphin Captivity

India has joined the group of nations in ending the display and performance of dolphin. Other countries that have banned dolphin display include Switzerland, Norway, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Chile, and Croatia; while others, such as the United Kingdom and Brazil, have regulated them so strictly that it is too expensive to operate them.

On Monday, January 14, the Animal Welfare Board of India issued a directive to state governments and fish and game officials ordering them to refuse permission to any person or group, “that proposes to import or capture any cetacean (whale or dolphin) species for training, to use as a performing animal for commercial entertainment, private or public exhibition, private or human interaction, educational or research purposes.”

The board, part of the Indian government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests, ruled that the capture, transport or display of cetaceans was a violation of the 1960 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Thank the Animal Welfare Board of India for banning the outdated practice of dolphin  display and captivity.

SOURCE: http://www.hsi.org/world/india/news/news/2013/01/dolphinariums_india_011613.html

India has joined the group of nations in ending the display and performance of dolphin. Other countries that have banned dolphin display include Switzerland, Norway, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Chile, and Croatia; while others, such as the United Kingdom and Brazil, have regulated them so strictly that it is too expensive to operate them.


On Monday, January 14, the Animal Welfare Board of India issued a directive to state governments and fish and game officials ordering them to refuse permission to any person or group, “that proposes to import or capture any cetacean (whale or dolphin) species for training, to use as a performing animal for commercial entertainment, private or public exhibition, private or human interaction, educational or research purposes.”


The board, part of the Indian government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests, ruled that the capture, transport or display of cetaceans was a violation of the 1960 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.


Thank the Animal Welfare Board of India for banning the outdated practice of dolphin  display and captivity.


SOURCE: http://www.hsi.org/world/india/news/news/2013/01/dolphinariums_india_011613.html

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