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From Retail to Dolphin Tales
| Mark Berman, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

This is the story about how South Carolina became the first and only state to ban the captivity of cetaceans in the US. Read More >


Lori Marino: The Wild Lives of Cetaceans
| International Marine Mammal Project

Dr. Marino discusses why dolphins need other dolphins in order to live happy, fulfilled lives. She makes a solid case against captivity. Read More >


Editorial Boards Slam SeaWorld
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

On November 15, the Washington Post editorial board published a piece titled “SeaWorld’s Whales Still Deserve Better”. The authors argue that just as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had to come to grips with the reality that dressing up elephants and forcing them to stand on their heads was a callous holdover of another age, SeaWorld should recognize the need for new thinking and bold action. The whales now in captivity are unlikely to survive in the wild, but sanctuaries could be created that would better emulate conditions of their natural habitat. The existing tanks would be put to far better use accommodating the injured animals that are a part of SeaWorld’s admirable rescue efforts. Since breeding orcas only consigns future generations to captivity and its inherent cruelty, SeaWorld should voluntarily end the practice. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

BREAKING NEWS Georgia Aquarium Will Not Appeal Beluga Case
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

Georgia Aquarium announced on November 17th that they will not appeal the case of the import of 18 beluga whales from Russia. This puts an end to their efforts to seek an import permit. Our coalition, which includes Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project, Animal Welfare Institute, Whale & Dolphin Conservation, and Cetacean Society International, had intervened in the case as defendants in support of NMFS, which denied Georgia Aquarium’s import permit application. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

Bernie, Belugas and the Home Depot
| Michael Mountain

Michael Mountain draws connections between Bernie, Belugas and the Home Depot, ultimately concluding that belugas, nor any dolphin or whale, deserves to suffer in captivity. Read More >


SeaWorld “Phase-Out” of Orca Shows is All Spin
| Laura Bridgeman, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

“SeaWorld fully intends to continue forced breeding of orcas in captivity,” says David Phillips, Director of the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) of Earth Island Institute. “They will continue to keep orcas in concrete tanks with no intention of retirement or release. They intend to continue to import and export orcas to other captive facilities.” Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

SeaWorld Is Not Really Ending Its Killer Whale Show
| Jordan Weissmann, Senior Business & Economics Correspondent, Slate.

Headlines proclaiming that SeaWorld is ending it's shows were misleading - they are ending "theatrical" shows, and replacing them with new shows. Read More >


Sign the Petition to IMATA to Get Their Trainers out of the Taiji Dolphin Business
| David Phillips, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Help sign the petition to put pressure on the Int'l Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) to get their certified trainers out of the waters of Taiji, Japan where they are helping select and measure dolphins for a life in captivity. Read More >


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