Updated: 10/18/2012 07:38

Philippine court lifts order against export of dolphins to Singapore



Philippine court lifts order against export of dolphins to Singapore


A Philippine court has lifted a 'temporary environment protection order' against the export of 25 captive dolphins to Singapore. 

The dolphins are slated to be the main attraction at Resorts World Sentosa's Marine Life Park, when it opens this year. 

A Quezon City court had issued the 72-hour protection order on Saturday, after some animal rights groups there filed a civil suit. 

The order barred the shipment of dolphins caught in the waters of Solomon Islands to the Marine Life Park. 

In a statement, Resorts World Sentosa said it's "pleased" at the court's decision to lift the protection order. 

It said the allegations made against the Resort by the groups ranged from "the inaccurate to the sensational". 

On its part, Singapore animal welfare group, ACRES, says it "regrets" the Judge's decision to lift the temporary protection order. 

In a statement issued to the media, ACRES said it would, along with the other animal rights groups in the Philippines, file a motion for reconsideration. 

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