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Today's Date: 24 July 2014
Last Updated: 23 July 2014 18:31:17 EST
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Don’t mess with the stingrays

Letter to the Editor

Reading the article ‘Wild stingrays found in dolphin attraction’ brought on anger and tears.  

I am in such disbelief that anyone living in the Cayman Islands would think that capturing the stingrays is a good idea. How exactly did they capture them? Was it done humanely? Did they get injured? Is this ‘hunting’ of the stingrays now going to cause aggressiveness and fear among the rest of the wild stingrays? Have these people not learned their lesson with the now endangered turtles? Stingray City and Sandbar are an integral part of the Cayman Islands tourism. As a resident, Stingray Sandbar is my happy place. I go there a minimum every other week to interact with the stingrays; not to mention how beautiful and amazing the Sandbar environment is. Standing in a few feet of water in the middle of the ocean is not a common thing. I firmly believe anyone else connected with the hunting and capturing of these stingrays should be heavily fined with possible jail time. All the captive stingrays should be released back into the wild. Who dare mess with my happy place! 

 

Noella Taruc 

 
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