Legal Protection needed for Killer whales

Raincoast's Kathy Heise speaks to CFAX about Killer whale lawsuit

CFAX Radio’s Murray Langdon speaks with Raincoast’s marine mammal scientist, Kathy Heise about the lawsuit that Raincoast and several other NGOs, filed against the federal government to protect Canada’s two populations of resident killer whales. The case was filed on the basis that Fisheries and Oceans Canada, under the Species At Risk Act, is obligated to protect the critical habitat of threatened and endangered species.

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