Stop dolphin captivity in Europe ! Write to Green European Deputees
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Dear European deputee,
Dolphins possess the sophisticated cognitive and emotional abilities characteristic of the type of consciousness that is the foundation of humans’ claim for moral standing. They are sef-aware persons, endowed with cultures, languages and emotions.
We don’t have the right to keep these creatures in captivity to satisfy some economic needs.
Their detention violates the Directive 1999/22/EC of the Council of Europe. http://www.wdcs.org/stop/captivity/eu_campaign/introduction.php
No chlorinated pool, no lagoon, no matter how large they are, could replace the ocean nor reproduce the complex social life of wild cetaceans. Captive cetacean don’t have freedom to express normal behaviour, a main principle for animal welfare.
We urge the European Authorities to ban any breeding program or importation of cetaceans into the EU.
We demand all existing dolphinaria to be closed down and that the cetaceans – born free or captive- join rehabilitating programs in marine sanctuaries.
Thanks to support us in Brussels on June 28Th for a Captive Dolphins Free Europe