October 22, 2018

Aquarium needs $75K not to kill seals

MAGDALEN ISLANDS, Quebec, Sept. 16 (UPI) — Officials at a Canadian aquarium said they need $75,000 to care for two harp seals or the animals must be killed because they can’t be released into the wild.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans catches two whitecoat harp seals each year to put on display at the aquarium in the Magdalen Islands. The seals are then released back into the wild each fall when the aquarium closes.

New rules at the DFO barred the release of the seals this year out of concerns the seals could transmit disease to wild populations

Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/09/16/Aquarium-needs-75K-not-to-kill-seals/UPI-76151347807000/