GOOD NEWS: Thanks
to all the supporters and activists:
DOMINICAN STATE REJECTS DOLPHIN CAPTURE
Dr.Humberto Frías Agramonte, the Dominican lawyer hired by
WSPA to represent the community of Bayahibe, the Dominican
Academy of Science and others, informed that the Dominican
State has ratified the Cartagena Convention and supported
petitions before the Senators and legislators asking them to
dictate resolutions to prevent, alert and reject dolphin capture
in this country.
A Committee for the patrimonial protection of dolphins was
created yesterday at Bayahibe community. As you all recall,
this was the national park where eight dolphins were captured
by representatives of a marine show - the so called
MANATI PARK - in 2002.
Many organizations and thousands of individuals had protested
in a global campaign against the illegal capture of these dolphins
in a marine national park of this country.
A tourist boycott is still in place against those hotels and
operators, which continue to co-operate with Manati Parks'
captured dolphin facility.
During this week, Dr.Frias and members of the other institutions
involved, will be visiting the Directors of the main newspapers
and radio & TV stations in the Dominican Republic. A press
conference will be held at the Academy of Sciences to inform
the public about the results of the legal actions presented
Original Source: Richard O'Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Additional reporting from the Dominican Republic
Please log further protests against any keeping of
dolphins at Manati Park go to: www.ecop.info
- and don't book your holidays with Manati Park associates
(demand your hotel's and tour operator's written statement that
have no business relationship with Manati Park whatsoever!)
EVERY VOICE COUNTS !!!