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Proposal ID999
Proposal2020 Platform Amendment: Chapter III, Section K, 11 Oppose captivity of cetaceans
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: animal Rights Committee
Floor ManagerKristin Combs
Discussion02/03/2020 - 03/01/2020
Voting03/02/2020 - 03/08/2020
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum53 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes




Amend Chapter III, Ecological Sustainability, Section K. Ethical Treatment of Animals by adding a new point 11 to read:
11. Oppose captivity of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) for entertainment and/or commercial profit. End the capture and exploitation of cetaceans for entertainment purposes in marine parks and aquariums and captive breeding programs to maintain entertainment stock. Support funding for the development of sanctuaries for cetaceans which may be transitional or permanent depending on the evaluation of the cetaceans involved.


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2018 GPUS Platform.

Platform Committee:; Co-chairs Bruce Hinkforth, Tim Willard
Animal Rights Committee: Mary Lawrence



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