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Keep Kuwait’s Scientific Center Expansion Dolphin-Free!
17 Apr
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Keep Kuwait’s Scientific Center Expansion Dolphin-Free! »

By the very nature of the term, Kuwait’s “scientific center” should preclude the keeping of dolphins in captivity. Yet, this is exactly what their

BREAKING: Russia to Ban Traveling Dolphin Shows and Contact Zoos
13 Apr
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Russia to Ban Traveling Dolphin Shows and Contact Zoos »

April 13, 2017: As reported by Russian news, Vesti.ru, Deputies of the State Duma in the Russian Federation intend to add a ban on

Two Orcas Killed off St. Vincent; Call for Immediate Moratorium
6 Apr
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Two Orcas Killed off St. Vincent; Call for Immediate Moratorium »

What should have been a beautiful day on the Caribbean Sea turned into a nightmare.

On April 3, 2017, tourists aboard a Thomson cruise

One Dolphin’s Story: Carmelita
5 Apr
2017
Written by Jordan Waltz

One Dolphin’s Story: Carmelita »

Quick Facts Caught: Late November, 1978, Puerto Deseado, Argentina Died: July 21, 1981, at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Connecticut, USA

In February 2016, SeaWorld announced they would

Travel Firms Take a Stand Against Animal Suffering
4 Apr
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Travel Firms Take a Stand Against Animal Suffering »

Thomas Cook, one of the oldest and best-known travel companies has stopped selling tickets to certain animal attractions over concerns of animal welfare. The

Blackstone Drops SeaWorld in Sale to China’s Zhonghong Zhuoye
24 Mar
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Blackstone Drops SeaWorld in Sale to China’s Zhonghong Zhuoye »

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced today that China-based Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co., Ltd. will buy Blackstone’s 21 percent stake in the corporation. The sale represents

BREAKING: Park Board Votes to End Cetacean Captivity at Vancouver Aquarium
10 Mar
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: Park Board Votes to End Cetacean Captivity at Vancouver Aquarium »

March 10, 2017: A storm has been brewing in British Columbia, Canada’s most westerly province – and along with it, the winds have change

St. Lucia Proposes New Captive Dolphin Facility
9 Mar
2017
Written by Christine Gau

St. Lucia Proposes New Captive Dolphin Facility »

Dolphin Discovery, the largest operator of dolphin parks in the world, has announced a proposal to develop a new captive dolphin facility on

Trio of Deaths: The Portrayal of Daniel Dukes
6 Mar
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Trio of Deaths: The Portrayal of Daniel Dukes »

Part four in a series revisiting human deaths caused by SeaWorld orcas and the OSHA-SeaWorld case. See part one, part

BREAKING: SeaWorld’s Continued Decline in 4Q 2016 Results
28 Feb
2017
Written by Cara Sands

BREAKING: SeaWorld’s Continued Decline in 4Q 2016 Results »

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has released its fourth quarter and full year of 2016 results – and once again, revenues and attendance are down.

According to

Trio of Deaths: Sheriff’s Report on the Death of Daniel Dukes
26 Feb
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Trio of Deaths: Sheriff’s Report on the Death of Daniel Dukes »

Part three of a series revisiting the deaths attributed to SeaWorld whales and the OSHA-SeaWorld case. Read part one here, and

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

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

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

Paradise Lost: Dolphin Cruelty Issues Growing in Indonesia
15 Jan
2017
Written by Femke den Haas

Paradise Lost: Dolphin Cruelty Issues Growing in Indonesia »

The island of Bali is a tourist destination unlike any other. Volcanic mountains yield to lush forests, beautiful, golden sandy beaches and coral