delegation from PETA met with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to
present a letter from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) objecting
to plans to build a dolphin
park in Sindhudurg. Animal
protection organisations are unanimously opposed to this cruel proposal.
The MoEF rightfully points out that it is illegal to
hunt and capture animals protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. What's
more, multiple studies have determined that keeping dolphins and other marine
animals in captivity leads to suffering and premature death because their
complex needs simply cannot be met in cramped and barren tanks.
Dolphins inhabit vast and fascinating worlds in
their ocean home and establish close, cooperative and long-standing
relationships. They swim freely and socialise in family groups and can cover up
to 100 miles a day. Dolphins used in marine parks are violently torn away from
their families and confined to small tanks in which they can only swim in
endless circles and perform tricks for food. Most captive dolphins die far
short of their expected lifespan.
Time is of the essence to get this plan stopped! Please contact the
Maharashtra Chief Minister at email@example.com, the
Minister of Tourism, India, at firstname.lastname@example.org and
the Maharashtra Forest
Minister at email@example.com and
urge them to abandon plans to open a dolphinarium in Sindhudurg.
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