Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Death at Moscow Dolphinarium

"On Friday a performing dolphin died by starvation in Moscow dolphinarium. This happening was brought to light by the head veterinary of the Pervomaysky region.

She stated that the animal died because of the nonprofessional work of the new owner of the dolphinarium. After the change of owner, all the trainers refused to work with the new head and left the dolphinarium.

The head of the company took new nonprofessional staff, but they could not continue the performances – the dolphins did not obey them.

The staff then used cruel measures to make the dolphins obey – they did not feed them and the dolphins did not get veterinary care. Thus the dolphins became emaciated and one of them died of starvation two days ago.

The police are investigating the details.


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