For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Vancouver, B.C. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s ruling that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has the authority to tell the Vancouver Aquarium to phase out dolphin and whale captivity:
Just over two years after the premature deaths of the last two beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has moved the city one step closer to a day when no cetacean endures the misery of being confined to a tiny tank. PETA looks forward to seeing all of Canada follow suit, as Parliament is considering a bill that would prohibit dolphin and whale captivity across the country.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about keeping marine mammals in captivity is available on PETA’s website.