On Wednesday, 28 June 2023, DFE will be meeting with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss why captivity is not a suitable environment for cetaceans. We will be encouraging MEPs to consider legislation prohibiting the exploitation and display of these wide-ranging, intelligent marine mammals across the European Union, including ending their breeding and importation, preventing the establishment of any further dolphinaria, and gradually retiring current captives to seaside sanctuaries – a place of refuge where individuals may live in a setting as close as possible to their natural habitat.
Nearly 300 cetaceans currently reside in captive facilities in the EU, performing tricks for food in barren environments, which lack the size and complexity to meet the needs of these complex species.
Dolphin and whale shows are not ‘education’ – they are exploitation.
THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE
Wednesday 28 June 2023 @ 12:00 | (UTC+02:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
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