Parc Asterix: Closure of Dolphinarium

The Parc Astérix announced the closure of its dolphinarium on January 25, 2021, with eight dolphins, while the bill against pastoralism should be debated in the National Assembly with the aim of prohibiting the detention of Sitasi.

Reunion in nature is considered very risky

In a press release published on its site, the dolphinarium of the famous amusement park located in Oise in 1989 indicated that it “The decision to close is based on the amusement park’s desire to focus on its historical activity“”We have been thinking about it for years. I would even say that the decision was made three years ago“, Director-General of the Park, Nicholas Kraemer, Paris reported.

Parc Astérix will have eight dolphins “The dolphinarium among 27 Europeans recognized by scientific and governmental bodies during the first quarter of 2021 meets the best animal welfare criteria set by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and respects the requirements of the European Association of Aquatic Mammals ( EAAM) on the right genetic mixture“, Indicates a park owned by the Compagnie des Alpes Group. It emphasizes that”In light of our many exchanges with studying options and scientific experts and competent veterinarians, it appeared that no site or breeding program warrants the necessary“For dolphins born or living in tanks for almost 30 years.

By their age, mostly of their captive origins and geographic distance from their native populations, these dolphins cannot be considered animals that may be the subject of a breeding program offering all the certainties as to their safety.“, Parc Astérix Continues for Nicholas Kramer.”This is the solution that appears to them to be the best to ensure good living conditions. Breeding in the natural environment is impossible for these animals in captivity. Marine sanctuaries are at the planning stage only“, He declared for Paris, specifying that”50% of visitors“Came to see the show with the Dolphins.

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Dolphins in three establishments in France

On January 26, the National Assembly will begin the examination on first reading of a bill to combat animal abuse. This text specifically provides that detention and reproduction of cetaceans in captivity is prohibited, as is their participation in the show. In France, he has three establishments: Parc Astérix, Planète Sauvage, Marineland.

Closed due to restrictions related to the Kovid-19 epidemic, Parc Asterix – which welcomes more than 2 million visitors per year – has scheduled its reopening on April 3, 2021.

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