Take heart, dolphin & whale fans! India is the 4th country in the world—along with Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile—to ban the capture and import of cetaceans for the purpose of commercial entertainment.
Many people around the world believe dolphins and whales are intelligent enough to justify the same ethical considerations as humans. Research has shown dolphins and whales have large, complex brains and self-awareness. Getting enough humans to recognize their rights could mean the end of whaling, the captivity of dolphins and whales, and their use in entertainment.
On May, 22, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland, a group of scholars from relevant disciplines drafted the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins. The declaration affirms that all cetaceans have the right to life, liberty and wellbeing. This declaration is open for individuals to join at http://www.cetaceanrights.org/.