In October last year, we reported about a temporary dolphin show in Beirut which had been established in a circus tent, owned and operated by Cirque du Liban. The dolphins had been flown in ‘on loan’ for shows and swim programmes, from a captive facility in Egypt.
Marine Connection sent a joint statement of concern to the Presidents Office, supported by colleagues at Animal Welfare Institute and Whale & Dolphin Conservation. Since that time, Marine Connection has been working alongside associates in Beirut to have the show closed, and recently received the news that the dolphins have been returned to the facility in Egypt. We will now continue to monitor any plans for dolphin imports into the country in the future.