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CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION SHOULD DENY SEAWORLD TANK PLAN
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

Tens of thousands of comments are flooding in to the California Coastal Commission in advance of its hearing and consideration of a permit to allow SeaWorld to expand its concrete tanks. The plan is being attacked as being a distraction from the issue that it is cruel to hold orcas in captivity for performance and profit. Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

STOP THE CALIFORNIA SEA LION CAPTIVITY PERMIT
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

In the captive marine mammal trade, there are a number of long-time members well known among activists. One such is Mr. Moby Solangi, a captive dolphin and sea lion broker based in Gulfport, Mississippi. Solangi is believed to have caught more than 200 dolphins for the US Navy and various aquariums around the world. Through the years, he leased dolphins and sea lions for shows in many parks. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

CANADA SEEKS TO BAN OWNERSHIP OF CETACEANS
| Laura Bridgeman, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

A Canadian Senate bill seeks to put a ban on owning or otherwise using cetaceans for human profit or benefit. Introduced by Senator Wilfred Moore, it seeks amendments within existing Canadian law in a bid to phase out cetacean captivity for good. Most notable are the amendments to the Criminal Code, which seeks to make owning, controlling, moving and breeding a cetacean a punishable offence, with such activities carrying potential prison and financial ramifications. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

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