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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

Vancouver Aquarium’s Last Beluga Whale Dies
26 Nov
2016
Written by Cara Sands

Vancouver Aquarium’s Last Beluga Whale Dies »

Aurora, the last beluga whale remaining at the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, Canada has died. The 30 year-old wild-caught whale had been

Breaking: Marineland Charged with Five Counts of Animal Cruelty
25 Nov
2016
Written by Lincoln O'Barry

Breaking: Marineland Charged with Five Counts of Animal Cruelty »

Don’t be shellfish…

Success! Over 20 Tour Operators End Support of Dolphinariums
18 Nov
2016
Written by Helene Hesselager O’Barry

Success! Over 20 Tour Operators End Support of Dolphinariums »

Featured image: Captive performing orcas at Loro Parque, credit: Helene O’Barry

Don’t be shellfish…

SeaWorld’s Downward Trajectory Continues in 3Q Results
8 Nov
2016
Written by Cara Sands

SeaWorld’s Downward Trajectory Continues in 3Q Results »

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has released it’s third quarter 2016 results – and again, revenues and attendance are down.

According to a

Russian Aquarium is a Death Camp for Marine Mammals
3 Nov
2016
Written by Elizabeth Batt

Russian Aquarium is a Death Camp for Marine Mammals »

Don’t be shellfish…