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Canada bans whale, dolphin captivity

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Canadabans whale, dophin captivity

Canadian lawmakers passed legislation on Monday banning whale and dolphin captivity in the country.

The federal bill which was approved in the House of Commons on Monday after first being introduced in the Senate in 2015 now requires only royal assent to become law.

Under the new law, the practice of holding whales, dolphins and porpoises will be phased out, though animals currently in captivity will remain. It also bans the capture of wild dolphins and whales, or cetaceans, as well as the practice of captive breeding and the import and export of such animals.

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