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2015 Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp
| Tomomi Mikawa, Transpacific Correspondent

A Japanese citizen's perspective on Fukushima and the peaceful dolphins of Mikura Islands, which are a short distance from the horrors of ‪#‎Taiji‬. 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 >


Stopping IMATA Trainers From Participating In the Cruel Taiji Dolphin Captures
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Our message is simple: We are asking IMATA to follow the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in denouncing the captures of dolphins during the horrendous Taiji dolphin drive hunts going on right now in Japan, and to take action against its members who participate in the capture, training, selling or buying involved in stripping these dolphins from their families and subsidizing the brutal hunts by paying top dollar for "show quality" dolphins. Read More >

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IMATA ACCEPTS TAIJI DOLPHIN LETTER
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

Save Japan Dolphins staff member Mark Palmer goes to Nassau, Bahamas to deliver a joint scientific and conservation community letter calling for the IMATA to stop its certified trainers from playing any role in the Taiji dolphin captures. Read More >


Susan Casey Presents “Voices in the Ocean” at Earth Island Institute
| Mary Jo Rice, International Marine Mammal Project

Bestselling author Susan Casey, flanked by Earth Island Institute activists Mark Berman, Mark Palmer, and David Phillips, presented her new book "Voices in the Ocean" to an audience at the Earth Island Institute in Berkeley, California. It was an inspirational night about the amazing dolphins. Read More >

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TIME TO BLACKLIST THE TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM
| Mark Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

On Friday, Sept. 4th, the Taiji Whale Museum told the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) that it would no longer be a member of the Association. The reason? The Taiji Whale Museum is the foremost broker for wild dolphins caught in the notorious Taiji dolphin drive hunts. Read More >


Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp is Changing Lives in Japan
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

The youth of Japan bring hope that the protection of dolphins is coming. This amazing Japanese Kids Camp is bringing kids from the Fukushima area where high radioactivity limits their playing outdoors to the beautiful Mikura Island where dolphins are protected and revered. What happens is magical. Read More >


Kids Take Action for Dolphins
| International Marine Mammal Project

These kids have the right idea: don't purchase a ticket to any captivity facility! The Taiji dolphin slaughters support and subsidize the global captivity industry. Help us put an end to it for good. Read More >


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  • More than 200 men, women and children (and one dog) turned out for the annual Empty the Tanks demonstration in London.
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  • On May 7, France made the ‘bombshell’ announcement to phase out captivity for dolphins and orcas permanently. It is a move that is in line with the rising tide of public awareness that recognizes the cruelty inherent in the captive dolphin industry – something that SeaWorld continues to willfully ignore.
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