November 23, 2017

Georgia Aquarium: We Have to Capture Beluga Whales in Order to Save Them

In August, TakePart reported on the surprise rejection of Georgia Aquarium’s application for a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales captured off Russia and now languishing at a research station there.

But earlier this week, Georgia Aquarium filed a complaint against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Georgia federal district court, seeking to overturn the rejection, which had surprised activists and other observers of the captive marine mammal industry. Georgia Aquarium’s was the first application to import wild-caught marine mammals for public display in more than 20 years,

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/georgia-aquarium-capture-beluga-whales-order-save-them-224918690.html