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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

Tilikum and Granny: Two Lost Orcas, Two Different Lives
6 Jan
2017
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Tilikum and Granny: Two Lost Orcas, Two Different Lives »

It’s hard to know what to write. The deaths of two iconic orcas is a shocking loss for those who loved them. Both were

Dear Dolphinaris: We Don’t Need Dolphins in the Desert!
6 Jan
2017
Written by Christine Gau

Dear Dolphinaris: We Don’t Need Dolphins in the Desert! »

Dolphinaris, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a NEW  Swim-With-Dolphins Facility, and we don’t need dolphins in the desert

Dolphin Project, together

Breaking: Tilikum, the Blackfish Whale is Dead
6 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

Breaking: Tilikum, the Blackfish Whale is Dead »

Don’t be shellfish…

SeaWorld Says: No to Show, Yes to Captivity
4 Jan
2017
Written by Cara Sands

SeaWorld Says: No to Show, Yes to Captivity »

SeaWorld Entertainment, in an announcement on their website, has listed January 8, 2017 as the last date of their “One Ocean Shamu Show”

Breaking: Barcelona Zoo Dolphinarium to Close
24 Dec
2016
Written by Cara Sands

Breaking: Barcelona Zoo Dolphinarium to Close »

What better way to end 2016 with news of the imminent closure of yet another dolphinarium!

On December 22, Barcelona’s City Council voted not

Breaking: No Captive Dolphins Planned for Atlantis Ko Olina
8 Dec
2016
Written by Cara Sands

Breaking: No Captive Dolphins Planned for Atlantis Ko Olina »

After months of speculation, amidst reports that the first Atlantis U.S.-based resort being developed at Ko Olina, in West Oahu, Hawaii will include an