Bill to end captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada to go back for third reading

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The Green Party of Canada is applauding the Senate's Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans after senators voted this morning to send Bill S-203  back to the upper chamber for third reading. 

The bill calls for an end to the captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada. 

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has committed to sponsoring the bill when it reaches the House of Commons. 

"The time has come to ban the holding of whales and dolphins in captivity. It is an atrocious practice that has been accepted in our society for far too long." said May. 

Senators have been  studying the bill since February.

Marineland and the Vancouver Aquarium are the only two facilities in Canada that have whales and dolphins in captivity.

Both want the bill killed and have lobbied hard to make that happen.