Friday, October 14, 2005

Australian business and government to work together on a dolphin feeding plan

A Tin Can Bay business at the centre of a dolphin feeding controversy says it is keen to work with the Queensland Government to develop new guidelines.

The Government backed down over the weekend on plans to take the cafe owner to court after hundreds of residents and tourists defied an order outlawing the feeding at Tin Can Bay in the state's south-east.

The feeding will continue while scientists study its impact and draw up new guidelines.
Cafe owner Steve Walker says it is important the dolphins are not put at risk.

"We welcome that, we've always wanted that ... if there is something we're doing wrong we've got to correct it, we've got to get it sorted out, it's something for the future - for my children's children and my grandchildren's children," he said.

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