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Breeding of captive dolphins banned in France

Legislation in France has been updated to include a breeding ban for captive dolphins in France. Animal rights activists have reportedly welcomed this as a “historic French advance”.

The French government has also banned keeping all dolphins, porpoises and dolphins in captivity, except for orcas and bottlenose dolphins.

French aquariums and water parks will be given six months to comply, and have three years to expand their pools.

This news has been welcomed by animal rights activists, conservationists and wildlife charities.

The French Environmental Minister, Segolene Royal, signed the new legislation, although it is reported that she considers that rules need to be “more radical” after learning of the reported drugging of animals in aquariums.

You can read more about this at the following links:

“France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales” – article by BBC News

“France bans breeding of dolphins in captivity” – video by Reuters

 

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Breeding of captive dolphins banned in France
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An article about changes to legislation in France that includes a breeding ban for captive dolphins in France, which has been welcomed by animal rights activists, conservationists and wildlife charities.
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