Where Rights May Be Wrong

Original article: Island Connections – Loro Parque vs PETA After several months of wrangling, a legal dispute between the animal rights organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and Loro Parque has now come to an end. Here’s a look behind the scenes of this animal rights activist group. The sequence of events is as follows. In 2016 Loro Parque sued PETA over accusations made to the Guardia Civil SEPRONA division (Spanish nature protection service) over supposed maltreatment Continue reading

“Ineffective” Pseudoscience about Orcas teeth

Original article: http://www.huffingtonpost.de/philipp-j-kroia/zahnlose-pseudo-wissenschaft-zu-orca-zaehnen_b_18492062.html By: Philipp J. Kroiß It is a well-known topic of the animal rights industry: the teeth of orcas. Again and again, this is brought up and it exploits the ignorance of many trusting animal lovers to repeat already refuted accusations. Orca teeth in the wildness The teeth of killer whales are different from human teeth – not only in size and shape. The teeth of orcas are quite easy to  wear down due to their consistency. Orcas, which Continue reading

Loro Parque – 45 years of progress

Author: Rosemary Low When Wolfgang Kiessling bought a small hotel on the island of Tenerife no one could have foreseen that this action would put the then small village of Punta Brava on the map worldwide. The fledgling parrot park the he opened there in 1972 was the forerunner of what today has been voted the world’s number one zoo by Trip Advisor. It has received countless other accolades. When I was there in October I met an English couple Continue reading

Loro Parque Statatement

With regard to SeaWorld’s press release on November 7th, 2017 Loro Parque states the following: As consequence of different criteria regarding the handling of the orcas at Loro Parque, both companies have agreed that these animals will remain in their present installations. All activities related to their wellbeing will be compliant to the European regulations, as has been done since their arrival at Loro Parque in 2006. Loro Parque, with its team of professionals, will maintain its firm commitment in Continue reading

SENTENCE RULED BY THE COURT OF PUERTO DE LA CRUZ IN THE LAWSUIT LORO PARQUE VS. PETA (People for the Ethic Treatment of Animals)

In 2016 Loro Parque sued PETA for its accusations made to SEPRONA (Spanish Environmental Police) for mistreatment of its orcas. PETA not only accused Loro Parque to SEPRONA but also started an international press campaign against the park, although the previous investigations of the Spanish Environmental Police confirmed that there were absolutely no indications of mistreatment and that the orcas were in optimal conditions. The sentence published yesterday admits and accredits that “the installations of the orcas at Loro Parque fulfill Continue reading

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