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LETTER: Dolphin Quest Earns Certification

January 17, 2017, 10:33 AM HST
* Updated January 17, 10:36 AM
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Residents should feel proud to learn that Dolphin Quest, one of Hawai‘i’s most popular and beloved attractions, has achieved certification for the treatment of its animals by the global American Humane Conservation program—joining an elite group of zoos, aquariums and conservation centers worldwide to earn this prestigious seal of approval.

The American Humane Conservation program is an ambitious, first-of-its-kind initiative that uses rigorous, evidence-based standards—developed by an independent scientific advisory committee of world-renowned animal behaviorists, veterinarians and ethicists, among other leading experts—to help ensure the welfare and humane treatment of animals living in the world’s zoos, aquariums and conservation centers.

The certification helps assure the public that the animals living in these institutions are healthy, positively social, active, safe, and living with proper light, sound, air and heat levels.

Hawai‘i locals and tourists from around the world can now experience the excitement of a visit to Dolphin Quest with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the animals there are living under high standards of verifiable humane care.

 

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