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Otters holding hands - Rethink

Vancouver Aquarium: "Sea Otters NOT Captive Otters" looks at the history of some of the known sea otters who have been held at the Vancouver Aquarium. Look closely at how things haven't change - still kept in tiny shallow pools. In March 2009 one otter was isolated from the other two. No idylic life for them. No "Otters Holding Hands" for many. If this Aquarium proceeds with a $120 million expansion it will mean more dolphins and other captives. They even plan to get river otters and beaver. In 1990 and 1993 Vancouver voted against a zoo in Stanley Park. This included opposition to keeping more river otters in captivity. The ones at that time were neurotic as a result of their cruel imprisonment. The plan was to get a number of otters and rotate them (from exhibit to back cages) throughout the day so these nocturnal mammals would be more active when on display. You can help stop the Vancouver Aquarium by Contacting the Parks Commissioners (pbcomment@vancouver.ca) and Mayor and Council (mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca) HELP STOP THE VAN AQUA CIRCUS AND AQUA ZOO!