Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity

Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity

The Vancouver Aquarium is giving up its fight to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, saying the heated public debate on the issue is hindering its conservation work. Staff at the non-profit attraction learned Thursday morning of the decision to end the cetacean program, according to CEO John Nightingale. "We absolutely believe in the value of whales and dolphins in engaging people," he told CBC News.

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