Calls to release Solomon Islands' captive dolphins in Singapore casino resort | Pacific Beat

Calls to release Solomon Islands' captive dolphins in Singapore casino resort

Calls to release Solomon Islands' captive dolphins in Singapore casino resort

Updated 8 May 2015, 18:31 AEST

There are renewed calls in Singapore for a major casino resort to release dolphins held in captivity.

Resorts World Sentosa acquired the 27 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in 2013 after they were caught in Solomon Islands.

Singapore-based animal welfare group ACRES says four of those dolphins have since died.

The group's chief executive Louis Ng says while there's strong opposition locally to the casino's treatment of dolphins, it's still proving popular with tourists.

Presenter: Sam Bolitho

Speaker: Louis Ng, founder and chief executive of ACRES

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