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Offline heather07

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Ban on dolphin trips
« on: July 01, 2010, 20:18:03 PM »
Recieved this e mail from Jürgen Ortmüller WDSF
Today the greatest Turkey travel agency in Germany "Oeger Tours" stopped all dolphin tours forever:
http://www.green-travel.de/news/artikel/lesen/2010/07/oeger-delfine-gehoeren-nicht-in-gefangenschaft-29793/
-- Mit freundlichen Grüßen Jürgen OrtmüllerWDSF-GeschäftsführerKontaktdaten: www.wdsf.de  

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Ban on dolphin trips
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 20:21:57 PM »
Translated with Google translate
Öger : " Dolphins do not belong in captivity ".
Turkey specialist announces the 16th to take all of July dolphinariums in Turkey " permanently " from the program.
 
So far we have been working with Delfin Arias Sealanya in Alanya and Belek Troy Aqua Park, on the Turkish Riviera, it is said of Oger .

After massive criticism from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Forum (WDSF) On the welfare of not keeping the animals they had stopped the trips in February 2010.

In April, however, these were taken after review of the facilities again. This in turn had Öger allegations and a massive Boycott the Dolphin Conservation Society introduced the first customers such as travel agencies are apparently accepted.

Now Öger but "the situation of dolphins in the Leisure reassessed " , as stated by the organizer. "We take all dolphin trips permanently from the program, " says Dierk Berlinghoff from the management of the organizer.

Crucial point for this new decision in principle had been the ultimate realization that " do not belong to dolphins and other marine mammals in captivity .

However Öger should now therefore have pulled the ripcord , because the criticism from customers and travel agency partners, and we grew as a responsible organizer would not be credible.

Turkey specialist is hoped that the step is at least a "pull effect "on the " many other tour operators , "the dolphin tours in Turkey were to offer still .




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