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Expedia's new animal welfare policy promotes only zoos and aquariums that are members of WAZA, but dolphinaria and other animal shows will continue to be promoted.
Expedia's new animal welfare policy is not bold enough
24 February 2020
In fact, is an activity that produces additional stress to the dolphins, already held in limited spaces and forced to perform in shows with jumps and pirouettes, accompanied by music at very high volume.
Zoomarine: Swimming with dolphins in dolphinarias is finally banned
10 May 2019
The Flemish animal welfare minister Ben Weyts (Flemish nationalist) believes dolphinaria should be phased out.
Flemish animal welfare Minister supports phasing out of dolphinaria
25 March 2019
On 2 September more than 200 activists of the organisation C’Est Assez took part in a manifestation in Paris to raise awareness among passers-by and tourists about the massacre of thousands of cetaceans taking place every year in Japan, especially in Taiji Bay.
Stop the dolphin slaughter in Japan
7 September 2018
France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales, together with the keeping of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity, except for orcas and bottlenose dolphins already held.
Captivity of dolphins and whales to end in France
10 May 2017
Today the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals discussed dolphinaria in the European Union, an issue which raises concerns and divides public opinion.
Dolphinaria in Europe
15 December 2016