PARK BOARD MOTION ON NOTICE: "A Review of the Practice of Keeping Captive Cetaceans in Stanley Park"
by NWIKVancouver, B.C. - NO WHALES IN CAPTIVITY together with 16 other local animal advocacy groups (listed below) have sent today a joint letter to the Park Board commissioners (see attached) stating that, "As the Park Board and the Aquarium embark on renegotiating the terms of the Aquarium's lease in 2015, holding a plebiscite on the issue of whale and dolphin captivity in Stanley Park during the November 2014 municipal elections to gauge public opinion, would be a logical first step."
Volunteers for these groups are planning to attend Monday's Park Board meeting - where commissioners are scheduled to discuss the Motion on Notice "A Review of the Practice of Keeping Captive Cetaceans in Stanley Park".
PARK BOARD MOTION ON NOTICE:
"A Review of the Practice of Keeping Captive Cetaceans in Stanley Park"
MONDAY APRIL 28
Park Board Meeting starts @ 7PM
2099 Beach Avenue / brown building @ entrance to Stanley Park
As well, volunteers are planning to attend the Tuesday morning City Hall meeting where City Councilors plan to discuss the Motion on Notice "Plebiscite on Phasing Out Cetaceans in Captivity in the Vancouver
CITY HALL MOTION ON NOTICE:
"Plebiscite on Phasing Out Cetaceans in Captivity in the Vancouver
Aquarium" TUESDAY APRIL 29
City Hall Council Meeting starts at 9:30AM
12th Avenue and Cambie Street
Council Chamber Third Floor, City Hall
LOCAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY GROUPS LISTED IN ATTACHED JOINT LETTER
No Whales In Captivity
Vancouver Humane Society
Vancouver Animal Defense League
Animal Advocates Society of BC
Stop UBC Animal Research
Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals
Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals
Rabbit Advocacy Group of BC
UBC Activists for Animals
Heal Our Planet Earth
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2014
Annelise Sorg | No Whales In Captivity | 604-313-1597 |
No Whales In Captivity
Box 461 - 1755 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 3B7 CANADA
Coalition For No Whales In Captivity - No Whales In Captivity is a registered non-profit society founded in 1992. our mission is to make whale-captivity history through peaceful protests, public awareness campaigns and government lobbying. We successfully worked to close the orca whale tank at the Vancouver Aquarium in 2001. Now we are working to close the beluga whale and the dolphin tanks, too.