Big step forward in protecting cetaceans
1600 supporters emailed the Canadian Senate, asking them to support Bill S-203. Their pleas worked, and after years of delay, the Senate voted on October 23 to support the bill. It now moves on to three readings by the House of Commons. This bill will ensure the only cetaceans in captivity are those that are being rehabilitated or are currently unable to be released. The bill maintains pre-existing Indigenous rights and is supported by the Coastal First Nations.
Cetaceans suffer in confinement and should not be held captive for our entertainment. To learn more, read the BC SPCA’s position statement on marine mammal welfare.