St. Maarten advocacy group to present draft ordinance on Wednesday

POSTED: 10/11/11 1:42 PM

St. Maarten – Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten will present Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams with a draft ordinance on the protection of dolphins on Wednesday. The presentation will be done at the Government Administration Building.
The crafting of the law began in January when the organization heard rumors that a dolphinarium. They’ve heard of similar plans twice before and are now so fed up, they’ve had the law drafted. The group also plans to educate people on the demerits of a dolphinarium by showing the Cove tonight at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and on Wednesday night at La Bamba. Former dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry, who is now employed at Earth Island Institute in San Francisco, will be on hand at the various events to lend support.
“I see no purpose in capturing dolphins for casual amusement or born in captivity. Dolphins born in captivity are freaks of nature created by man and I’m not sure they would survive in the natural environment,” O’Barry said.
The former dolphin trainer advocates for dolphins living in the wild or in natural sea pens when they are born in captivity and have difficulty assimilating into the wild. He also advocates for captive dolphins to be given birth control so they can’t bear children in captivity.

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