Mark Berman and Lawrence Makili of the Earth Island Institute, Solomon Islands wrote this in a letter commenting on an article about villagers harvesting dolphins there.
Full letter on the wildsingapore news blog.
In late 2008, 18 wild-caught Solomon dolphins were exported to the Philippines for 'training' and will eventually be sent to Singapore for Resorts World Sentosa. SPCA has spoken against this move, and the issue was among those that sparked the setting up of the facebook group I will boycott Resorts World Sentosa and its Marine Life Park.
Related articles and links
- CITES to scrutinise Solomon Islands dolphin trade
- Earth Island wants total export ban on dolphins from the Solomon Islands Solomon Star 5 May 09;
- Facebook group I will boycott Resorts World Sentosa and its Marine Life Park
- Solomon dolphin trade to be scrutinized by CITES Earth Times 28 Apr 09
- Solomon dolphin forum a farce: annual export quota set at 100 dolphins
- Solomon Islands to host forum on international dolphin trade
- Resorts World Sentosa: at what price?
- Singapore SPCA speaks out against wild dolphins for Resorts World Sentosa
- Philippines asked to return dolphins to the Solomon Islands Solomon Star 16 Jan 09;
- Dolphins at the Sentosa Integrated Resort: Senator cites Mexico's sad experience with dolphins Grace Chua, Straits Times 12 Jan 09;
- Facebook Group: Boycott Sentosa Marine Life Park
- SUFFERING, NOT SMILING: The Truth About Captive Dolphins on the Acres website.
- Singapore warned on dolphin imports for Resorts World Sentosa The Solomon Star 31 Dec 08;
- Animal activists decry need to import wild dolphins for Resorts World Sentosa Grace Chua, Straits Times 27 Dec 08;
- Another 11 Solomon dolphins for Resorts World Sentosa
- What will the Solomon dolphins go through in the Philippines? Some background of the facilities that will train them.
- Confirmation that the 7 dolphins are going to Resorts World Sentosa and what the dolphins cost
- First hints that the 7 dolphins were going to Resorts World Sentosa.
- Universal Studios distances itself from dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa.
- More about dolphins in general: their status, threats and other issues, on the wildsingapore news blog.