India banned use of Dolphins & Orcas from Public Entertainment


Kudos to India for this landmark decision and modern step forward in protecting animals. Especially the reason they were referring to for banning Doplhins and Orcas from Entertainment shows is amazing. The Indian Government was referring to the 2011 Helsinki Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans where it says:
– Every individual cetacean has the right to life.
– No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment.
– All cetaceans have the right to freedom of movement and residence within their natural environment.
– No cetacean is the property of any State, corporation, human group or individual.
– Cetaceans have the right to the protection of their natural environment.
– Cetaceans have the right not to be subject to the disruption of their cultures.