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Victory! Vancouver Bans Captivity
| Laura Bridgeman

In a landslide vote, the Vancouver Park Board decided to officially ban the keeping of cetaceans in captivity within Vancouver Parks Read More >


Action Alert: Support Vancouver Commissioners and Seaside Sanctuaries!
| Laura Bridgeman

Vancouver Aquarium has launched an offensive so that they can continue to make belugas suffer in captivity. Read More >


Vancouver Aquarium’s Case For Captive Whales Flounders
| Jeff Matthews

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Read More >


Vancouver Aquarium Loses Two Captive Belugas – Mother and Child
| Mark J. Palmer

Within just weeks of each other, the Vancouver Aquarium has lost two beluga whales, a mother and her child, to uncertain causes. Read More >


Its Now Illegal To Import Belugas from Sea of Okhotsk
| Mark J. Palmer

NMFS Lists Russian Beluga Whales as Depleted Read More >


Vancouver Aquarium’s Belugas Showing Key Signs of Stress, Boredom, Experts Say
| Larry Pynn, The Province

“Psychologically, they are not fulfilled and are behaving abnormally. That’s sad, especially since these are very intelligent animals. We’re not talking about cockroaches, we’re talking about cetaceans.” Read More >


Belugas Won’t Be Imported To US, But They Still Need Protection from Captivity Industry
| Mark J. Palmer

We are working to list the beluga population as "depleted" to prevent their capture & harassment. Read More >


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  • As always, if the orcas don’t do the trick – in SeaWorld’s Orwellian talk, the “behavior” – they still don’t eat.
    - Mark J. Palmer
  • More than 200 men, women and children (and one dog) turned out for the annual Empty the Tanks demonstration in London.
    - Mark J. Palmer
  • 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.
    - Laura Bridgeman
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