Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst said of the industry, “it’s officially done and dusted” in the state. “After so many years of allowing exploitation, it’s encouraging that NSW is listening to experts and the community, and finally catching up with the global movement to protect these animals,” she said. The writing is on the wall – these animals were not born to perform. They do not exist for our entertainment. They deserve a life worth living, and NSW has recognised this with these new regulations.”
Dolphins in captivity are subject to stressful human interactions that cause them physical and mental suffering. Dolphins in parks are confined to small tanks, which often increases aggression and reduces necessary mental stimulation.
You can also sign this petition to ban dolphin captivity!
Read more about dolphins in captivity in One Green Planet, check out these articles:
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- Dolphin Awareness Month: It’s Time to Turn Our Back on the Captive Dolphin ‘Entertainment’ Industry
- Why Breeding Dolphins and Orcas in Captivity is a Horrible Idea
- Depressed Captive Dolphin Repeatedly Slams his Head Against Tank in Aquarium in Singapore
- The Dark Truth Behind the Dolphin Entertainment Industry
- Canada Passes Bill to Make Whale and Dolphin Captivity Illegal!
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