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Dolphin War Breaks Out

Dolphin War breaks out
ACT attack on National on Dolphins

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 20, 1999

National MP Annabel Young is mystified by ACT's attack on her dolphin bill and wants to know whether this should be regarded as a coalition breaking issue.

"ACT's Muriel Newman should read the Bill and find out some facts about Napier's Marineland before she hits out at me" said Ms Young.

"The Bill does not require the release of Shona and Kelly, as claimed by the ACT Spokesperson on Dolphins. It specifically allows Marineland to make the decisions that are in the best interest of Shona and Kelly.

"Muriel Newman seems to think that wild animals should be treated as fluffy toys. Grow up Muriel!"

Annabel Young says that she has never visited dolphins in captivity and has no desire to do so. She says that the redevelopment of the Aquarium is based on the widespread understanding the Marineland has a limited life. She expects the seals to be shifted to the new Aquarium complex.


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