Top French court overturns ban on breeding of cetaceans in captivity

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Following a legal appeal by marine parks in France, the country's highest administrative court, the Council of State, has overruled a decision taken last year by outgoing socialist govenment environment minister Ségolène Royal which banned the future breeding of dolphins and killer whales in captivity, after the court decided it had not been properly redacted, .

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France’s highest administrative court on Monday overturned a ban on breeding killer whales and dolphins in captivity after ruling there had been irregularities in the decree putting the legislation into place, reports Reuters.