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Source: New York Times

A marine park in France is planning to fight against a ban that could put aquatic life in jeopardy.

Jon Kershaw, the Wildlife Director at Marineland, states the new ban on breeding whales and dolphins could actually be harmful to the animals.

“To impose this law, and I am talking about imposing, on the animals, we will have to put them under stress.  We will separate them.  We will give them chemical treatments for fear of them reproducing,” he explained.

Kershaw also argued the ban can shorten the animals’ life spans rather than protect them.
The ban follows similar actions taken in California where lawmakers aim to end captivity of whales and other marine animals in marine parks.

Read the full story at: New York Times

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Marine Park Fighting Ban to Breed in Captivity

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