Mexican Congress Approves Ban on Dolphin Shows and Swim-With-Dolphins Experiences

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies, one of the country’s bicameral legislative bodies, approved an amendment to the country’s General Wildlife Law providing that “the use of specimens of marine mammals in fixed or itinerant shows is prohibited, as well as any activity whose purpose is not scientific research for their conservation.” Many of Mexico’s captive marine mammals are located in tourist towns in Quintana Roo. The amendment has been referred to the Senate of the Republic.