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More Aquarium stupid quotes

Annelise Sorg
Vancouver, Canada

Dec 26, 2016 — Duh, Vancouver Aquarium!

Another incredibly stupid quote by the Vancouver Aquarium's figure-head made the year-end CBC news:

-- Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO John Nightingale dismissed concerns as anthropomorphizing the creatures when CBC's Rick Cluff asked how he responded to critics who say the belugas' deaths prove whales belong in the wild.

"To the degree I can I urge people not to think about belugas as if they were people, which I hear a lot. Like, 'I couldn't imagine living in a pool like that.'

"Well, the beluga couldn't imagine living in your living room either. They are fit and adapted to live the life they lead and different things matter to them than what matters to us."

Despite this response, the future of belugas at the aquarium remains in sharp relief against the silhouette of the lost pair — a dark, sad, backdrop to the raging debate.


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