Dr. Jane Goodall Calls for Worldwide Ban on Whale & Dolphin Captivity

In a statement posted by Marc Bekoff, PhD, the Jane Goodall Institute is calling for an immediate worldwide ban on capturing, keeping, and breeding cetaceans in captivity. This comes after the passing of Bill S-203 into law in 2019, which will end the keeping of cetaceans in captivity in Canada, and the more recent introduction of Bill S-241, also called the Jane Goodall Act, which contains new legal protections for captive big cats, bears, wolves, seals, sea lions, walruses, certain monkeys, and dangerous reptiles, such as crocodiles and giant pythons. If approved, this law may help relocating currently captive cetaceans to the world’s first whale sanctuary in Nova Scotia.