DA Sec. Proceso Alcala and BFAR Director Asis Perez: Deny the export of the RWS 25 dolphins to Resorts World

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

Since 2008, a total of 25 wild-caught dolphins have been imported by Resorts World Singapore (RWS) into the Philippines from the Solomon Islands — this despite scientific reports prepared by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) showing that the harvest of wild dolphins from the Solomon Islands may not be sustainable and could further endanger the local population of dolphins in the island nation. Its government has announced just last September 2011 that it will ban all dolphin hunts in their territory starting January 1, 2012.   Yet, given all this information, the 25 dolphins that are now in the Philippines are still being trained as show animals and kept under tight security at the Ocean Adventure Park in Subic Bay, Philippines. It is time to rehabilitate and return them back to their home in the Solomon Islands.
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