Switzerland respects dolphins and whales

Please do not visit or donate money to organizations that house dolphins and whales for entertainment purposes.

Paws Up!

To the National Council of Switzerland for banning the import of dolphins and whales to the country.

The National Council passed a bill banning the importation of dolphins and whales. Originally, the bill banned both the keeping and importation of dolphins. However, this is still a victory for these sea creatures.

“It’s a good measure as well because it complies with the Swiss constitution, which is unique in protecting animals’ dignity,” [Antoine Goetschel] added. In addition, [the veteran animal rights lawyer] questioned the ethics of keeping wild animals captive. “When you consider dolphins live in schools of 300 to 400, using their sonar system to communicate, then even a spacious pool is obscenely small.”

Take Action: The best action you can take is not to visit or donate money to organizations that house dolphins and whales for entertainment purposes. These animals belong in the wild living in family units, not housed in concrete pools . Residents of Switzerland, let your leaders know you approve of their actions to protect dolphins and whales.

The Honorable Hansjorg Walter
President
National Council
Parliamentary Services
Parliament Building
CH-3003 Bern
Switzerland

Source:
The Local, Switzerland Edition
SwissInfo.ch

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