We are very sad to announce the death of Jane Tipson, St. Lucia Animal Protection Society President and Founder. Jane died on Wednesday 17th September 2003. SLAPS will continue Jane's vision of improving animal welfare in St. Lucia. Her committment, dedication and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
The proposed St. Lucia facility is in an inlet at the entrance to Castries harbour which is not only extremely polluted, but is directly in the path of low flying aircraft coming in to land at the airport, and yards away from large cargo and cruise ships entering the harbour. In times of heavy rain, the bay fills up with plastic rubbish from the Castries river. Plastic is extremely dangerous to marine mammals.
The Dominica facility is in a quieter area, but the irony is striking - Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, pioneers of the whale and dolphin watching industry, promoting swimming with captive dolphins?
This will be a blow to the images of both islands and any others which chose to go this route. We are hoping that the recipients of this petition will reconsider their positions and follow the example of so many countries in South and Central America whose authorities have come to realize that cetaceans are totally unsuited to captivity.
Please help us stop this development by signing our petition at www.gopetition.com