Oh Yes, Canada!

I’ve long been of the opinion that these incredible creatures belong in the wild.” ~ Senate Liberal Wilfred Moore*

Yesterday, Nova Scotia Senator Wilfred Moore introduced a bill into the Canadian Senate to ban the acquisition, breeding or live capture of marine mammals in Canada. Ahead of the country’s federal election, the act, titled, “Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins” would expand on the Province of Ontario’s Bill 80, passed in the province last month.

Bill 80 prohibits the breeding and acquisition of orcas in the province, and amends the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, adding other protections for captive marine mammals.

People all over the world are concerned about these animals and many jurisdictions have already banned them.” ~ Ric O’Barry

In addition to O’Barry, supporters of the senate bill include the Jane Goodall Institute, Zoocheck Canada, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and the director of “Blackfish,” Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

For well over two decades, Ric O’Barry has vigorously supported local efforts in Ontario to bring awareness to the plight of captive marine mammals. The time is NOW for the rest of Canada to say NO to the dolphin and whale show!

* Source: CBC News

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About Cara Sands

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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.

A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.

It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.

Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!

"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands

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