17 Jan 2018
On 9th of January administrative proceedings concerning “Dolphintherapy in Dilijan” took place. In the meeting were present the expert of Civil Voice NGO, the president of Center of Birdlovers Silva Adamyan, the lawyer of Civil Voice NGO Arthur Hambardzumyan, the environmentalist Naire Sahakyan, the members of the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA. The representatives of the “Dolphintherapy in Dilijan” were absent.
In the framework of the meeting Mrs. Adamyan and Ms. Sahakyan introduced the European and Russian norms on keeping the dolphins. According to that standards, serious attention should be paid to the structure of the pool for the dolphins. As we told earlier the “Dolphintherapy in Dilijan” imported to Armenia two dolphins which are keeping in the swimming pool which does not comply with the mentioned above standards. The lawyer of Civil Voice NGO Arthur Hambardzumyan presented a number of issues within the law. The RA Law does not contain thesis on animals in prison connected with the keeping dolphins. Mr. Hambardzumyan aslo added that the company received only CITES on import, but does not have a permission of MNP of RA for keeping the dolphins in Armenia and a permission of Ministry of Healthcare of RA on dolphintherapy. The representatives of the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA accepted the all arguments presented by Civil Voice and Center of Birdlovers NGOs, however the presence of the 3rd party was mandatory for the full implementation of the proceedings, that is the presence of the representatives of “Dolphintherapy in Dilijan”, so it was decided to appoint a meeting within 10 days, with the participation of all three parties.
27 Dec 2017
On 26th of December in the news agency “Noyan Tapan” the animal protectors summed up 2017 separating the most important events and achievements of the sector. In the conference participated the environmentalist and expert of Civil Voice NGO Silva Adamyan, Representative in Armenia of Pro Paws Charity Nare Aramian and the animal protector and the representative of Pro Paws Charity Karine Panosian.
In her speech Silva Adamyan mentioned that the year was full of events related to animals. Also she talked about the issue concerning the dolphins which’re kept in the “Best Western Paradise” hotel in Dilijan.
The next problem is poaching, the law on it is incomplete as a result of which it is not possible to fully prevent poaching in Armenia․
18 Dec 2017
On 27th of November Civil Voice NGO together with Center of Birdlovers NGO applied to the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA and to the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA by an official letter. In the following letter it was mentioned that the dolphinarium in Dilijan did not match to the standards. In response the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body of MNP of RA sent a letter informing that on 21st of December it’ll be held public hearings on this theme.
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