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Mr. Tan Hee Teck
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)
Dear Mr. Tan,
I am writing to you as a concerned member of the public with reservations about the capture of dolphins from the wild. The recent purchase of 27 wild-caught Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) by RWS has damaged Singapore's good international reputation and pushed this species closer to extinction in the wild. While RWS insists that it complied with CITES, it clearly has not. Local and international outrage has been growing. United Parcel Service (UPS), which transported the first shipment of RWS dolphins, said it would stop moving this kind of cargo, as the practice violated its environmental principles. Chris Porter, who sold the wild-caught dolphins to RWS, called for RWS to "review its motivation for using these animals as a tourist draw". He was concerned that "RWS is using the animals primarily to make money while telling the public that its aim is to educate the public on marine conservation." Mexican Senator Jorge Legorreta Ordorica (Chairman, Committee of Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries) was so dismayed at the plans of RWS that he wrote to Singapore's National Development Minister about it. Senator Jorge wrote that Mexico's international reputation was dented as a result of its importing 28 Solomon Islands dolphins in 2003. At least 12 of the dolphins have since died. The dolphins have endured being removed from their homes in the Solomon Islands and stressful transportations. Some of the dolphins watched their family members die, were subjected to living in small, rusty enclosures and endured a year of training sessions. The only thing in store for all of them now is the final stressful transportation to Singapore to entertain RWS guests. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have joined ACRES in calling for RWS to "Please let the dolphins go". We hope that RWS will make a socially responsible decision and free the dolphins. Let us follow the example set by other progressive countries such as Switzerland, Chile and Costa Rica who have banned the capture and display of dolphins, recognising that these animals belong in the vast open oceans.
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