Monday 13 June 2016 | 43

Farms for dolphins in France?

A law is soon to be discretely passed. This law will authorise the opening of dolphinariums on the pretence of an advance in legislation! This law will lead to the number of dolphins suffering in captivity multiplying… We must do something!

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Cetaceans suffer and die in captivity. In France alone, the orca Valentin died only a few months after his mother's death, followed by the young dolphin Alize. And today, the cases of Galeo and Lucille are attracting concern. How long can they hang on for? Despite cases like these, dolphinarium projects keep hatching, as is the case in Amneville and recently, in Beauval, where the project was abandoned following a pressure campaign lasting several months.

To authorise, as this law proposes, the dolphinariums to multiply, is to make France a nation of dolphin farmers, not only going against morality, but a regression from the planetary wake-up call much influenced by the Blackfish effect: the place for cetaceans is in the ocean. No cetacean should undergo the imprisonment, isolation and craziness that these institutions cause.

For One Voice, this decision is unacceptable. It has sent its comprehensive case to the Minister of Ecology to stop this immoral project. The measure's ban on keeping orcas and dolphins who are not normally detained would mean that dolphins born in captivity are excluded from this protection… The law therefore authorises the breeding of dolphins. We can draw close comparisons to battery farming in these tiny concrete chlorinated pools.

At no point does the law take into account the physiology or the psychology of dolphins who are not compatible with captivity. Whether they are born in captivity or not doesn't change anything! And as for the orcas, there is nothing sufficiently precise in the decree to endorse their progressive departure from the aquatic parks, as the ban on keeping them suggests. Furthermore, the 6 month waiting time before entry in force of the legislation raises concerns that the aquariums will rush to fill themselves, and will then have … 10 years (!) to conform to the new legislation. It's enough to make you mad and then die of it.

Empty the dolphinariums ! Don't endorse the filling of these pools. Cetaceans are not merchandise: they are sentient beings.

Sign and share our petition to save Galeo and to close the dolphinariums!

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amourdes animaux | Monday 27 February 2017

Je suis scandalisée : tous les animaux sauvages doivent vivre dans leur milieu naturel, stop aux delphinariums et autres zoos. Quels crimes ont-ils commis pour mériter une vie de misère ? Laissons-les vivre en liberté et observons-les dans leurs milieux naturels c'est tellement plus beau.
Je ne dirai jamais assez que le fric nous a tous corrompus. Arrêtons d'utiliser les animaux pour le plaisir, ouvrons les yeux : derrière ce moment de "plaisir" se cachent la violence, la torture, la séparation des bébés de leur mère.

nadi | Wednesday 22 February 2017

HONTEUX ! Pour la France

DANIEL | Thursday 16 February 2017

Un élevage de cette nature doit être assimilé à un acte de maltraitance envers les animaux et poursuivi comme tel.

kiwia | Thursday 09 February 2017

Honteux!!!! Foutons la paix aux animaux!