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France Bans Captivity While SeaWorld Refuses To Budge
| Laura Bridgeman

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. 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 >


A Compelling Chronicle of Our Fraught Relationship with the Polar Bear
| Mark J. Palmer

“Deeply held preconceptions keep us from seeing the true nature of some animals. The polar bear is a prime example.” Read More >

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Barcelona Shutting Down Its Dolphinarium!
| Laura Bridgeman

Barcelona has decided to shut down it's dolphinarium and explore retirement options. Read More >


Third Issue of Eco: Escalating Whale Meat Trade and Other Threats to Whales

Third Issue of Eco: Escalating Whale Meat Trade and Other Threats to Whales Read More >


Is Everyone Abandoning SeaWorld?
| Laura Bridgeman

Attendance and plunging stock prices seem to say so. 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 >


The Slow Demise of the Cetacean Captivity Industry
| Laura Bridgeman

A look back at the history of this industry illustrates the direction it is ultimately headed. 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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