The fact that marine mammals do not belong in small tanks, proven by unambiguous data and countless examples of their poor quality of life in captivity, still has to be yet recognized by the majority of lawmakers in the world – but the good news is positive change is still happening. Mexico City just passed a set of laws putting an end to the commercial exploitation and use of marine mammals, among them, notably, dolphin performances!
The Mexico City Congress passed the bill under the Protection of Animals law, reports Marine Connection.This means it is no longer permitted to use marine animals, including dolphins and whales, in activities with humans – such as training and performing in shows, swim programs, and therapy.
Existing facilities have six months to remove the marine mammals they hold to a sea pen or a sanctuary, where the animals will not perform, nor will they interact with the public. Instead, …