December 11, 2017

Death of Vancouver Aquarium beluga in Orlando SeaWorld renews breeding debate

VANCOUVER – The death of a beluga whale loaned by the Vancouver Aquarium to Orlando SeaWorld for breeding purposes is renewing the public debate over whether cetaceans should be bred in captivity.

Vancouver Park Board chair John Coupar says he has no plans to re-open talks on the hot button issue, despite the fact that at least one member wants to revisit it.

SeaWorld officials said Nanuq died Thursday at the estimated age of 31 or 32. While the cause of death is not yet known, the whale had been undergoing treatment for an infection caused by a broken

Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/death-vancouver-aquarium-beluga-orlando-seaworld-renews-breeding-091349861.html