Maciej H Grabowski, the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Poland has announced that plans for the construction of a dolphinarium in Mszczonów will not be approved. During a radio broadcast on TOK FM, the Minister stated there was no consensus on bringing dolphins to Poland, and he could not agree with keeping dolphins in captive facilities because they live much shorter lives than they would in the wild. He went on to say that dolphins breed poorly in such conditions, and added that the biology of dolphins is not suited for captive conditions.*
*Translated comments from the Minister of the Environment’s official Facebook page.
Dolphin Project applauds the Minister’s decision and hopes that the issue of importing cetaceans to Poland will also be considered, ensuring that Poland remains a captivity-free country.
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