November 20, 2018

NPA says it will reverse aquarium cetacean breeding decision

The Non-Partisan Association says it will reverse the Vancouver Aquarium’s decision on cetacean breeding.

With the NPA’s newfound majority in the Vancouver Park Board, newly elected member Sarah Kirby-Yung tells CTV News that it will allow the breeding of whales in captivity at the city’s facility.

The news is the latest development in the political battle over the ethics of keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity in the City of Glass.

In August, the Vancouver Aquarium launched a legal challenge over the park board’s attempt to stop cetacean breeding at the city’s top tourist attraction.