Resorts World Sentosa will be considering an alternative plan to exhibiting whale sharks in their to-be oceanarium (which will be the largest in the world).
Although it is reported by AFP (http://travel.asiaone.com/Travel/News/Story/A1Story20090516-141880.html) that:
The park however said its move was not due to pressure by the seven animal welfare groups which have launched an online petition that has gathered more than 9,000 signatures.
"The MLP team does not take its responsibilities to both conservation and Singapore lightly and as such, we spent the past two years doing much groundwork," it said in a statement to AFP.
"We strongly believe that our action must be governed by the conservation of this species rather than what is dictated by fleeting public opinion."
We don't really care, as long as the interests of the whale sharks are protected.
Hopefully, the government will approve the change made in the proposal.
To find out more about why we do not want the whale sharks in captivity, read: