For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Vancouver, B.C. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to the Vancouver Aquarium’s announcement that it will no longer display whales or dolphins:
The Vancouver Aquarium has finally yielded to the sea change of public opinion and agreed not to sentence any more cetaceans to a miserable life and a premature death in a cramped tank. PETA encourages Canadians to urge their senators to support Bill S-203, which would prohibit whale and dolphin captivity and ensure a kinder future for sensitive, intelligent marine mammals.
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.