Vancouver Park Board bans import and display of cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

Beluga whales in ocean
OTTAWA, March 10, 2017 -
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is thrilled that the Vancouver Park Board has unanimously voted to change its bylaws and end the importation and display of live cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium.

“The two terrible beluga deaths at Vancouver Aquarium late last year served as a wake-up call for the Vancouver Park Board, underlining the inherent cruelty of captivity for whales, dolphins and porpoises,” says CFHS CEO, Barbara Cartwright. “We’re very supportive of this move and congratulate the Board on its humane decision.”

As a supporter of and contributor to Bill S-203, which aims to ban cetacean captivity in Canada, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies opposes cetacean captivity in Canada.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF HUMANE SOCIETIES
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies convenes Canada’s largest animal welfare community, representing 50 humane societies and SPCAs across Canada. As Canada’s voice for animal welfare, we drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

For more information or interviews, contact:

Luna Allison
Communications and Marketing Manager
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
(613) 224-8072 ext. 12
lunaa@cfhs.ca

Media Release: Vancouver Park Board bans import and display of cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Park Board bans import and display of cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium
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