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CDMX First to Issue Ban on Dolphin Shows in Mexico

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August 3, 2017
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This Six Flags Amusement Park is to close its Dolphin Show in Mexico City (Karen Ducey)

Mexico City approved legal reform that prevents the use of dolphins and other marine mammals in shows and therapies, which adds to a previous ban of circus animals that began in Mexico City and was adopted nationwide.

The local Legislative Assembly gave the unanimous green light to an initiative reforming the animal protection law and the law for Public shows in Mexico City for the benefit of dolphins.

The only site in Mexico City that offers shows with dolphins is Six Flags amusement park in the south of the city. ”We have banned the holding of public or private shows, including those of marine mammals, as well as the use of marine mammals with economic purposes for handling, training, entertainment and therapy,” says the text, but it will be allowed to be exhibited in aquariums.

In other parts of Mexico the dolphinariums will continue to exist, for now. Mexico City is seen as the model for the rest of the country with hopes that this ban will become nationally implemented.

Read the rest at goCDMX

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