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Captivity Industry: Top News

Traumatized Taiji Dolphin Kills Her Own Baby
| Laura Bridgeman

If there remained any doubt that captivity kills, the recent death of a calf in a Japanese aquarium should remove it all. Read More >


SeaWorld’s Finances Plummeting (Again)
| Mark J. Palmer

On Monday, Sept. 19th, SeaWorld was forced to cancel its shareholder dividend payments indefinitely, suffering from lost revenue due to lowered attendance to their orca circus parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio. Read More >


Marine Mammal Commission Confirms That Lolita’s Tank Is Too Small
| Laura Bridgeman

Lolita's tanks is worse than the pool where Keiko lived in Mexico City. It should be shut down. Read More >


Will The New Screens At SeaWorld Make Orcas Even Sadder?
| Laura Bridgeman

Scientists Call Foul On SeaWorld’s “Natural” Transformation Read More >


Is Everyone Abandoning SeaWorld?
| Laura Bridgeman

Attendance and plunging stock prices seem to say so. Read More >


Court Won’t Let SeaWorld Get Away With Lying
| International Marine Mammal Project

SeaWorld tried to have the case thrown out of court. The court denied them. It's time for SeaWorld to stop their false statements. Read More >


Prohibit Transfer of dolphins to Greece!
| Elisabeth Dimitras

Despite of Greek legislation that prohibits the use of all animals from performing spectacles and relevant activities, the Attica Zoological Park still puts on dolphin shows under the guise of “Educational presentations”. Read More >


Victory: SeaWorld Drops Lawsuit over Captive Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld should go further and retire all their orcas and dolphins to sea pen sanctuaries. Read More >


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Campaign Top News

International Marine Mammal Project >
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Russian Conservationists and Experts Inspect Conditions in Russia's "Whale Prison", Raising Concerns About the Health and Well Being of 87 Beluga Whales and 11 Orcas
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • As documented in "The Cove", dolphins continue to be horribly slaughtered while the dolphin hunters get top dollar for live trained dolphins, ripped from their families.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Taiji is not the only place that dolphin hunts occur in Japan. In northern Japan ports, Dall's porpoises are harpooned for their meat.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • Japan announces they will no longer kill whales in the Antarctic Ocean, a cause for celebration, but also they will drop out of the IWC and start commercial whaling within its 200 mile zone, bad news for those whales and dolphins.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • After ten years of litigation, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the US Dolphin Safe tuna label should remain strong, and not be weakened to allow Mexican tuna, stained by the blood of dolphins, to be falsely labeled "Dolphin Safe". A huge victory!
    - Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project