Belgium : a wildlife park with a focus of controversy in hauling children with sea lions - The Point

The wildlife park Mont Mosan, Belgium, is at the heart of a controversy after the broadcast on Sunday 9 August 2020, a video became viral. The film, distributed

Belgium : a wildlife park with a focus of controversy in hauling children with sea lions - The Point

The wildlife park Mont Mosan, Belgium, is at the heart of a controversy after the broadcast on Sunday 9 August 2020, a video became viral. The film, distributed by the association for the protection of cetaceans, "It is enough !" and watched more than 500,000 times in five days, shows two sea lions hanging painfully a boat carrying three children. The fact that the marine mammals are the rope that connects them to the boat and around the neck was particularly outraged internet users, are our brethren in the Huffington Post, Thursday, August 13, 2020.

in the Face of this controversy nascent, Jean-Marc Vanberg, director of the park, has tried to de-dramatize the facts. "I think that people should more pay attention to the massacres of the poor whales that are still used in some places of the world, instead tending to a small park where the animals are not abused ", he and fulminé in the columns of the site information belgian 7sur7.

The park already under fire

Jean-Marc Vanberg is also income on the famous ring placed around the neck of his sea lions. He says they have learned to tow the boats, taking the ring, " in their mouth ", implying that this new way of proceeding is to their initiative. "May-be find that less tiring ", compute there.

The park Mont Mosan, had already been found in the eye of the cyclone in 2018, accused of having blinded his seals and sea lions by putting too much chlorine in its pools. Again, Jean-Marc Vanberg had denied these information.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 14:33

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