SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES WATER PARKS pretend to profit MARINE MAMMALS
Mexico DF to March 17, 2014 Bulletin 041/14
In 2008, Entertainment centers ‘Living’ and ‘Xcaret’ were not registered as UMAS.
The initiative does not seek to restrict more rigorously define the existing ban but scientific and educational activities: Sen. Jorge Emilio González.
Because countless aquariums and amusement parks profit from marine animals under the cover of doing scientific or educational purposes, Senator Jorge Emilio Gonzalez, the Green Party, submitted a proposal to establish that under no circumstances should display or interact marine animals with humans.
He said the proposal is not to restrict more rigorously the existing ban it explained that for more than a decade, the Green Party does, with the support of most political forces in Congress, succeeded in marine mammals only they could be subject to exploitation, import and export for scientific and educational activities.
However, he said that under such activities seek to profit from species such as seals, dolphins, sea lions, among others, which violates the legal framework and endanger the animals.
Therefore, we seek to clarify the scope of scientific and educational activities.
It was also established that those interested in obtaining a permit from the Ministry of Environment for use of these mammals for scientific or educational purposes must have a research protocol supported by an institution of higher education and that document must be available for consultation by anyone, he said.
Said also coordinator of his party in the Senate that most people who like to see this type of marine shows unaware that they are species that are caught and are displaced from their places of origin to undergo trainings and conditions food and coexistence that do not correspond to their nature.
He explained, with documentation provided by Infomex, which until 2008 in Mexico had 29 management units for Wildlife Conservation (UMAS), which will have facilities for marine mammals.
“Of these 19 specimens had dolphin 3 not operating and 7 did not have copies yet to review the list of two dolphins who were not registered as UMAS are entertainment centers ‘Living’ centers were detected and Xcaret Eco-Archeological park. ”
With these data, he said, we can visualize that in 2008 the country had a total of 22 entertainment centers with a total of 260 specimens of dolphins, on average each center would have 12 dolphins per installation.
“Our proposal not only coincides with the protection of our wildlife species, in compliance with the constitutional right to a healthy environment, but also confirms human dignity in relation to the treatment to be given to the animals,” he concluded.
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