Lonely Planet Writer

Plans for new dolphinarium in Poland criticised

Animal rights groups have criticised plans to build a dolphin aquarium near Warsaw in Poland.

Plans for Warsaw dolphinarium have been widely criticised.
Plans for Warsaw dolphinarium have been widely criticised. Image by Matthew Baya / CC BY 2.0

The official purpose of the centre in Mszczonów is stated as ‘dolphin therapy’, but a spokesperson for WWF Polska said that it ‘…would place Poland in an uncomfortable position as regards states which are shifting away from the exploitation of circus animals.’ The dolphinarium is due to be completed by 2017. Read more: thenews.pl