You may recall our recent (January) post re a possible new shark aquarium in Germany:
Well we have now had an update on the situation from Venus. Here is her response:
Good Morning Dear Mark!
Today, Sunday, I turned on my PC and was (as always) prepared for the worst. Because only bad news reaches us when it comes about animals, doesn`t it?
But No! Today was not like every day, it came a message that gave me hope and joy. Perhaps some readers of SAV remember the letter-action I did against the construction of the world’s largest shark aquarium in Sinsheim (Germany). I had written a letter to the mayor of the city and had spread the same sample letter all over I could, so that other people could send it to the mayor. Today I got a message from the organization, which is fighting exclusively against the construction of the aquarium!
“A few weeks ago, we asked you to write to Jörg Albrecht, Lord Mayor of Sinsheim, and ask him to take action against the shark tank “Shark City” (www.animal-public.de/stoppt-shark-city/).
The response was very large and we would like to thank all those who have followed this call for their time and effort.
As mayor Albrecht now announced, the construction application for the shark aquarium is currently not approved. In an interview, Albrecht stated that the project would not be in line with the valid development plan, a special area would have to be designated for the construction. Local politicians have to decide about the project-related development plan.
Investors do not have a right to a positive decision. This seems to have settled the plan to start construction of “Shark City” in May….”
This is a clear sign for me, that we can achieve better results for the rights of the animals by making animal protection a political issue and putting pressure on politicians.
Best regards to you and all,