SOLOMONS CHIEFS PROTEST TREATMENT OF DOLPHINS

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Nov. 5) - Members of Solomon Islands' House of Chiefs have expressed concern over the way dolphins are being treated in pens in Central Province.

The chiefs want the mammal keepers to set them free because the pens in Gavutu have become too shallow.

Members of the Gela House of Chiefs say the dolphins will die from overcrowding and a lack of food.

The first consignment of dolphins captured in the Solomons was sent to an amusement part in Mexico earlier this year. One of the dolphins died shortly thereafter.

This created a controversy among environmentalists worldwide.

November 5, 2003

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra

 

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment