Georgia Aquarium is conscious of the annual protest, Empty the Tanks Day. Many of those teams don’t perceive the true and sole mission of accredited zoos and aquariums: to offer distinctive animal care, educate thousands and thousands about our world ocean, and preserve our pure world. These extremist teams additionally try to unfold misinformation about animal care at accredited zoological establishments, their high quality of life, and longevity with an final aim of releasing marine mammals or relocating them to sea pens.
Georgia Aquarium is accredited by the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and was one of many first on the planet to be Humane Licensed by the American Humane Affiliation (AHA). All of those organizations are constructed on a basis of selling the very best requirements of care to all animals in all their member services.
All the animals at Georgia Aquarium, and all accredited services, obtain high-level preventative care, nutritious meals, and are enriched by way of coaching and their carefully monitored environments. Empty the Tanks ignores peer-reviewed science that has confirmed that animals thrive and stay longer in human care than in nature.
The mission to launch marine mammals in aquariums or relocate them to sea pens wouldn’t solely be dangerous to all these animals in query, however would deny thousands and thousands of individuals the chance to study, uncover, and be impressed by the aquatic world. Animal specialists, researchers, college students, and educators wouldn’t have the chance to obtain the exceptional present of discovery by way of witnessing aquatic life first-hand; a lot of whom could not go to an ocean of their lifetime.
We honor our dedication as one of many main non-profits devoted to educating thousands and thousands annually, offering distinctive animal care, and conserving our magnificent ocean. Georgia Aquarium hopes, as at all times, to work along with all those who take care of the environment and the distinctive animals that inhabit it that want our assist now, greater than ever.