- Marker: City, Ecology, Ukraine, Kiev
ecologists addressed to the chairman of the KSCA Alexander Popov to ban the
construction of a new dolphinarium in the Kiev Zoo, writes Gazeta.ua.
reminded that on the territory of Ukraine in the Black and Azov Seas three
species of cetaceans live — bottlenose dolphin, harbor porpoise and common
dolphin. In 1994, dolphins have been included in the Red Book of Ukraine, they
have received the status of rare and vulnerable.
the order of the Ministry № 328 of September 20, 2011» On the Temporary
Ban of special use of cetaceans of the Black and Azov Seas «prohibited the
removal of dolphins from the natural environment of existence» — told
Gazeta.ua in the National Ecological Center of Ukraine.
said that Kiev is located 400 km from the coast, as a consequence the dolphins
are kept in an artificially prepared water, in which chlorine is added for disinfection.
animals have to live in a confined space, impoverished environment, participate
in presentations, training system of which is based on the feeling of hunger.
Constant stress, poor veterinary provision, noise pollution, lack of movement,
skin diseases, diseases of the internal organs are the cause of the premature death
of the dolphins» — outraged public figures.
to them, in February 2012 as a whole, there were 74 dolphins in Ukraine dolphinariums,
most of which have been caught in the wild.
activists told, some countries, for example some states of the USA, Brazil,
Costa Rica banned dolphinariums as institutions that do not meet the vital
needs of the dolphins. In the 13 EU member states (the UK, Estonia, Ireland,
Latvia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, etc.) dolphinariums
are also banned.
construction of new dolphinariums is a humanitarian problem, because person
consciously destroys the unique fauna of Ukraine for the money» — summed
up in the environmental center.