Dolphinariums demonstrations – land Commissioner chides WDSF request the cities Munster and Duisburg Hagen/Munster / Duisburg – July 14, 2009 – the WDSF had reached already in the last year due to a complaint to the Inspectorate for the environmental Department of the city of Munster, the State Environmental Agency (LANUV), in the Dolphinarium for Hall 2, a new roof must be installed because the light conditions for the dolphins are not optimal. Still was objected to by the WDSF, that the pool size for five bottlenose and six sea lions was not sufficient. The city of Munster sent a copy of the denial notification for the increase in the number of dolphins for the operators of the Dolphinarium in the Allwetterzoo the WDSF upon further review. However, the delicacy had recorded in September of last year, three new young dolphins and released a full-blown dolphin. At the same time, the city however black the number of actually applied for dolphins in the submitted copy. The land Commissioner intervened now due to a complaint of the WDSF to this darkness of the documents, and noted that the obliteration of the Munster seems questionable, as a possible injury from operating or trade secrets is not comprehensible and outweighs the public interest in the proposed disclosure principle.
As well, the city of Munster is reprimanded by the supervisory authority, because the other documents requested by the WDSF, to the place of origin of the dolphins, the concept of animal husbandry and the planning documents for the reconstruction imposed on have been denied. The land Commissioner gives up the city of Munster, once again to reconsider the refusal of information access and to justify this traceable in case of rejection”. The city of Duisburg was criticised due to their insufficient information compared to the WDSF by State Privacy Office and asked to rework (s.a.: City Duisburg-in the criticism…). WDSF’s Managing Director Jurgen Place Muller: It is quite obvious that the environmental authorities of the cities of Munster and Duisburg have something to hide. As before, assume that in animal husbandry in Munster for a total of 11 marine mammals in the small, concrete pools is breach of partly polluted, legal basis. We continue to the closure of Dolphinariums and the transfer of the animals to the place of origin of the Munster animals in the free air enclosure in Holland, because a confinement can never match the biological reason needs of the intelligent dolphins.” “On Saturday, 18 July 2009 10:00, the WDSF with the Dolphin Savior Andreas Morlok is a police approved demonstration in Munster before the peace Hall at the Town Hall on the principal market and perform outside the main entrance of the Duisburg Zoo on Sunday, the 19.7.2009 starting at 10:00, and over 3000 filled gas balloons with the words Zoo without dolphins” distribute free. At the raffle in Munster is in addition to the interesting book prices and Donate gifts of Munster businessmen supporting the WDSF action as the top prize a whale-watching tour in Madeira/Portugal.