Comment from Amy Scott
This is a Comment on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Notice: Notice: Receipt of Application to Import Beluga Whales
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I am horrified by the news that Georgia Aquarium is going to enslave wild caught beluga whales for 'entertainment'.
This should not be considered by a civilised society.
The captive industry perpetuates the atrocities going on in places like Taiji, Japan, where the fishermen hunt, imprison, starve and murder hundreds of thousands of dolphins and whales every year. A few are selected for captive locations worldwide, where the viewing public is unaware of the suffering behind the 'shows'.
Muhatma Ghandi once said that a country can be judged by how they treat animals.
The judgement for the US would not be good based on the proposal from Georgia aquarium alongside the horrors of SeaWorld.
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Oct 29 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
Tracking Number: 8111d319
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Date Posted: Sep 20, 2012
Submitter Name: Amy Scott
Country: United Kingdom