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‘Goa should lead charge against captive dolphins’

‘Goa should lead charge against captive dolphins’
Dolphin lovers want tourist paradise Goa to lead the charge against the trend of setting up dolphinariums in the country, which they claim are ‘cruel habitats’ for dolphins feel activists.

The governments of Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi have started the logistical process for setting up of three signature dolphinariums and a fourth in Goa is also being contemplated.

Federation for Indian Animals Protection Organisations (FIAPO) campaign manager Puja Mitra says that a ‘no’ from Goa early on would go a long way in their national campaign.

‘If Goa as a tourism destination puts it on paper that we are not ever going to have a dolphinarium then it's a great precedent for the rest of the states to follow suit because promotion of tourism is their main argument,’ she contends.

Mitra is part of a nationwide awareness campaign organised by FIAPO, which is simultaneously appealing to the union environment and forests ministry as well as state governments, not to embark on avoidable ‘cruelty to animal’ ventures, which Western countries were in a process of discarding.
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