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Whale Shark Release From Captivity By Dubaii Hotel

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, whale sharks, release, Dubaii, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 3104 days ago -
There is alarmabout the recent covert release of a female whale shark into the Persian Gulf from its controversial home in an aquarium at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai. The hotel claims the shark was released at some point last week due to the public


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Stuart O (32)
Friday March 26, 2010, 10:15 am
I do think it is wrong to take a wild animal and put in what is paramount to prison, however I think well cared for captive bred animals are important because they act as ambassadors for the natural world and fuel the interest of the next generation. Hopefully, one day we won't need this and there'll once again be plentiful wild life all around us.

Please sign my petitions and help change the world!!!

Tony V (9)
Friday March 26, 2010, 12:23 pm
This was a wild animal caught and put into an unnatural environment - purely to amuse hotel guests - who has been unceremoniously dumped back into the ocean. Wild animals are not decorative items which can simply be discarded - the hotel and government of the UAE have a responsibility to ensure the successful rehabilitation of this animal into the wild."

God help us Humans; using natures beautiful creations for our amusement. If we have such a desire to get touchy feely with these magnificents, then go to their coordinates, don't haul them into ours.

Odin Torchwood (45)
Friday March 26, 2010, 12:39 pm
Hyes, Only right that the whale shark was finally réleased from prison, er, captivity. These are not aquatic pets and belongs in the wild. Great poste, Thank you Cher. Noté.

Frank G (211)
Friday March 26, 2010, 1:39 pm
I agree with Stuart's general remarks. Many people will not normally encounter endangered animals in their lives, and develop appreciation for them through their childhood experiences in zoological parks. If the animals are cared for as humanely as possible and viable breeding is established, then I think more good than harm is done. There are obviously exceptions. It's hard to believe that a whale shark could grow up and live a healthy life in any tank.

Judy C (91)
Friday March 26, 2010, 4:19 pm
Whale sharks should never be in captivity!
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