04 Oct '11, 12am

Activist Ric O'Barry visits RWS, hoping to make appeal to free 25 dolphins in person, but fails to meet RWS management

Activist Ric O'Barry visits RWS, hoping to make appeal to free 25 dolphins in person, but fails to meet RWS management

Mr O'Barry speaking to RWS communications manager Lynn Lee after handing her an appeal meant for the management, as Acres director Louis Ng (in black jacket) and another RWS staff member look on. The activist will give a public talk tonight organised by Acres. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG By Sandra Davie, Senior Writer A few months ago, a well-known American dolphin activist wrote to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) appealing to the integrated resort to free the 25 dolphins it plans to showcase at its upcoming Marine Life Park. On Monday, Mr Ric O'Barry visited RWS, hoping to make the appeal in person to its chief executive Tan Hee Teck. When he arrived, he was told that neither Mr Tan nor any of the senior management staff was available to meet him. Background story Controversy continues Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) bought 27 bottlenose dolphins from a Canadian trader in 2008 and...

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