Bottlenose Dolphin Munster Dolphinarium Caves to Social Cmpaigns and Is Due to Release Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin

The WDSF, The Black Fish, and ProWal, which all have been lobbying together to get a dolphinarium in Munster Germany shut down, are clinking their glasses today after an announcement was made that four of the dolphins of said facility are going to be going home by the end of 2012.

While it is not what they had been pushing so hard to get, any victory is a big victory. Considering that this is the first time such activity has actually given rise to action for dolphins, they have been lobbying hard and giving it their all for a few years now, the groups are not going to be looking the gift horse in the mouth.

Arne Feuerhahn, an activist with The Black Fish is hoping for the best: “We will find a respectful and acceptable solution for the future of these four bottlenose dolphins. Transferring them to another concrete prison is not one of them.”

The Munster Zoo, which has been the home of the dolphinarium in question, has given affirmation hat the dolphins will be released by the end of 2012.

This past week a dolphinarium in Hisaronu, Turkey also saw its doors being closed after a long process of lobbying by other animal welfare groups.

It looks to be a bright new world for dolphins, let’s just hope that these claims are true, and that there’s nothing fishy going on here.