Whales and dolphins are routinely caught from the wild for public display facilities around the world. They
the most unsuitable animals for captivity. Despite this, there are no federal laws preventing Canadian marine parks and
aquariums from purchasing and importing whales and dolphins captured from the wild in other countries.
The Vancouver Aquarium and Marineland of Canada are the only two Canadian facilities that currently display whales and dolphins, including many wild-caught individuals.
Proposals for new captive whale and dolphin displays are regularly brought forward in other locations across the
Zoocheck is working to raise public awareness and concern about the capture, importation and confinement of whales
dolphins in Canadian marine parks and aquaria, and to promote, whenever possible, a prohibition on their importation.