Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:58 AM

Dolphin Trade or Tradition?

I write with much sadness and heartache with regards to the capture and trading of dolphins. How about the many inspirational stories of dolphins that have saved human-lives over the years? More-over they are intelligent mammals!. Whilst I respect the long-time traditional dolphin catching practises in some parts of Malaita or Solomons for this matter I dont and never will support any form of its trading.

Hence can government initiate some phasing out of these traditional practises and simply just ban or prohibit trading of these species. The former involves vast communities of people and customary behavior whilst the latter is indeed only for the greedy minority which is an acquired form of mad behaviour at it's best. About time SIG look thoroughly into both practises entirely.

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