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Motion Fails to Ban Cetacean Breeding at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises will be shagging without the Vancouver Park Board nosing in for just a little bit longer.

A motion put forward by Vancouver Park Board commissioner Sarah Blyth failed to pass this Monday night. The motion was the last step needed to pass a final bylaw amendment that would make cetacean breeding at the Vancouver Aquarium illegal, and it was narrowly defeated in a 4-3 vote. This was a last order of business for a Vision Vancouver-dominated board that will soon be sworn out with Non-Partisan Association members filling up the VPB next week.

The NPA has no immediate plans to revisit the ban.


Written by: Irene Lo

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