June 23, 2018

Strong Opposition to Aquarium’s Plan to Import Beluga Whales

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has applied for a federal import permit on behalf of a group of marine parks, saying the aquariums need the Arctic whales for captive breeding efforts, research and education. Approval would end an import hiatus of nearly two decades that is rooted in misgivings about removing intelligent and social marine mammals from their native waters and their families.

Complicating matters, the federal government’s decision will be based not on bioethics but on the language of the http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/science/earth/strong-opposition-to-aquariums-plan-to-import-beluga-whales.html?partner=rss&emc=rss