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BREAKING: Balikpapan City Says NO to Dolphin Shows
22 Feb
2017
Written by Femke den Haas

BREAKING: Balikpapan City Says NO to Dolphin Shows »

Balikpapan City, Indonesia: After many protests against the horrific traveling dolphin circuses in Balikpapan, the Mayor of Balikpapan City, Rizal Effendi, has undersigned

The Trio of Deaths – Keltie Byrne
21 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

The Trio of Deaths – Keltie Byrne »

This is the second part in a series of articles about SeaWorld, the death of Dawn Brancheau, OSHA and Tilikum. Read

Seven Years On: Revisiting the Death of Dawn Brancheau
20 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Seven Years On: Revisiting the Death of Dawn Brancheau »

February will mark the seventh anniversary of the death of SeaWorld Senior Trainer Dawn Brancheau. Killed by the now deceased orca Tilikum in

BREAKING: Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Captured in Taiji
19 Feb
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Captured in Taiji »

Taiji, 2-19-17: We were hoping to see the banger poles removed from the boats, in anticipation of the end of Taiji’s dolphin drive season

Hunters Joyous as Risso’s Fight to Stay Alive
13 Feb
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Hunters Joyous as Risso’s Fight to Stay Alive »

Taiji, 2/13/17: For the second day in a row, Taiji’s dolphin hunters set their sights on Risso’s dolphins. And, like yesterday, within an hour of

Activists to Korea: Stop Importing Taiji-Caught Dolphins
9 Feb
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Activists to Korea: Stop Importing Taiji-Caught Dolphins »

BREAKING: 2/14/17: One of the two wild-caught dolphins shipped to Ulsan Aquarium has died. Source: Yonhap News

On February 9, amidst trucks,

Go Cruelty-Free This Spring Break
7 Feb
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Go Cruelty-Free This Spring Break »

Imagine you were a kid in the 1960’s and someone told you that an astronaut, no, make that twelve astronauts would successfully walk on

Be a Dolphin Warrior
6 Feb
2017
Written by Femke den Haas

Be a Dolphin Warrior »

Don’t be shellfish…

A History of Captive Rarities and Oddities (Part 1)
1 Feb
2017
Written by Jordan Waltz

A History of Captive Rarities and Oddities (Part 1) »

For as long as cetaceans have been held in captivity, marine parks and aquaria have kept an assortment of species. Today, most showcase

Learning Equals Empowerment
26 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Learning Equals Empowerment »

The remote island of Lembata, Flores, in Indonesia has traditionally been a whaling community. Despite dolphins being a protected species, one village, Lamalera, is allowed to hunt

BREAKING: 99 Hours of Hell
24 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: 99 Hours of Hell »

TAIJI, 1-24-17: At 1:54 p.m., it was over. After five days of horror, 150+ dolphins were finally freed, driven out to sea by

BREAKING: Taiji’s Vile Abuse of Dolphins – Day 4
23 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Taiji’s Vile Abuse of Dolphins – Day 4 »

Taiji, 1-23-17: With a bitter chill in the air and dread in our hearts, we began the day in search of dead dolphins.

BREAKING: Terror, Injuries During Day 3 of Captive Selection
22 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Terror, Injuries During Day 3 of Captive Selection »

Taiji, 1-22-17: It’s been 63 hours since a 250+ strong pod of bottlenose dolphins were driven into the cove. They have been terrorized,

BREAKING: Real-Time Brutality in Cove as Dolphins Held Another Night
21 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Real-Time Brutality in Cove as Dolphins Held Another Night »

Taiji, 1-21-17: For seven full hours, a pod of approximately 250+ dolphins were pushed, pulled, grabbed, run over, netted and brutalized. Babies were separated

BREAKING: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji
20 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji »

Taiji, 1-20-17: Rain beat down in the early hours of the morning, and we were hopeful the dolphin hunters would be kept away

Three Years an Angel
18 Jan
2017
Written by Karla Sanjur

Three Years an Angel »

Don’t be shellfish…

Anatomy of a Slaughter: In Photos
17 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Anatomy of a Slaughter: In Photos »

Taiji, Japan: When the dreaded black smoke from hunting boats appears on the horizon, and the chilling sounds of fishermen banging on poles echo through

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