South-Sakhalinsk. May 28th INTERFAX – FAR EAST – The South-Sakhalin City Court, which is processing a lawsuit by animal defenders to release killer whales and beluga whales from the whale prison in Primorye, announced a break until May 31, the Interfax-Far East news agency reports from the courtroom.
On Friday, the investigation of the case materials will continue, interested parties (representatives of capture companies) plan to provide additional evidence, then proceed to the final debate. It is supposed to finish the judicial debate on the same day, after which the judge will make a decision on the сase of the animal defenders.
Last week, the South-Sakhalinsk City Court began to process the case of the regional public organization (RSA) Sakhalin Environmental Watch, which challenged the decisions of the Federal Fisheries Agency in 2018 to allocate capture quotas for killer whales and belugas, as well as the inaction of Rosprirodnadzor in decision to confiscate of animals from the whale jail in the Srednyaya Bay in the Primorsky Territory and release them into the wild habitat.