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In Russia, rejected the initiative to ban whaling

The expert working group of the Federal level rejected the initiative of the "Russian public initiative" on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans for dolphinariums, which gathered over 100 thousand signatures.

Now the law allows marine mammals capture only for indigenous peoples, for scientific and educational purposes. Former Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev in 2019, said catch in the cultural and educational goals the government wants to ban. The environmental coalition "freedom of the orcas and the Beluga whales" published a petition in support of such a ban on the IC, she has collected over 100 thousand votes, which is enough for consideration by the government.

Team Cousteau supported the initiative to ban trapping in Russia cetaceans

Team oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who participated in the operation to rescue sea animals from the "whale jail" in Primorye, addressed the Russian authorities with a letter in which he supported the proposal, published on the "Russian public initiative" on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans for dolphinariums.

Now the law allows marine mammals capture only for indigenous peoples, for scientific and educational purposes. Former Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev in 2019, said catch in the cultural and educational goals the government wants to ban. The environmental coalition "freedom of the orcas and the Beluga whales" published a petition in support of such a ban on the IC, she has collected over 100 thousand votes, which is enough for consideration by the government. Environmentalists reported that an expert working group at the Federal level, having considered the petition on the website ROI on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans in the cultural and educational purposes, recommended to deny them. It was reported that the members of the working group will be assembled by 1 June.