Interview: Samantha Berg on US Gov’s Beluga Whale Importation Hearing

Former trainer for Seaworld, Samantha Berg, sheds some light on the controversy surrounding Georgia Aquarium’s desperate attempt to import eighteen beluga whales from Russia.

Published on Oct 21, 2012 by 

“Controversy is brewing over the Georgia Aquarium’s plan to import 18 beluga whales captured off the coast of Russia. If the U.S. government approves the plan, it will mark the first time in nearly two decades that wild-caught cetaceans have been imported into an aquarium in the United States.”

Georgia Aquarium’s Beluga Whale Capture Comes Under Fire
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/beluga-aquarium-controversy/

Samantha Berg is a member of Voice of the Orcas — a group of former marine mammal trainers who are now fighting for freedom of cetaceans in concrete prisons.

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