Monthly Archives: August 2013

Slaughter Set to Begin Anew at THE COVE

From TakePart.com      It’s that wretched time of year again. The killing season opens Sunday, September 1 in Taiji, heralding a six-month orgy of mass terror, suffering, kidnapping, bloodshed and slaughter inflicted upon hapless pods of whales and dolphins unlucky enough … Continue reading

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Bikers Take On Orca Captivity

From TakePart.com Ask any biker what he loves most about riding a motorcycle, and you often get a single-word answer: freedom. Bikers cherish the ability to travel anywhere, at any time, over vast distances and with extraordinary agility. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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Father Who Filmed Beluga Trainer Injury Stands By Marineland

Last month at TakePart I reported on a Tampa father, Carlo De Leonibus, who brought his family to SeaWorld Orlando, only to witness and videotape a juvenile pilot whale stuck in the concrete slide-out, struggling to free itself. The video … Continue reading

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Pixar Changes ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel Script to Avoid Promoting Captivity

Pubished at TakePart.com As a solid demonstration that art sometimes does, indeed, imitate life, the makers of the upcoming sequel in the Finding Nemo franchise have rewritten the ending of the screenplay, which originally had all the sea creatures winding … Continue reading

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Beluga Whale Injures Trainer At Marineland, Canada

(Published at: www.takepart.com) A trainer was injured yesterday at Marineland, in Ontario, Canada, during a show featuring two beluga whales. The injured trainer, a young female, was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to the blog Everyone Hates … Continue reading

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Activists Win Major Battle; Block Import of 18 Beluga Whales

FROM: TakePart.com – For full story, please click here In a move that surprised and delighted anti-captivity activists, the U.S. government on Tuesday denied a permit to the Georgia Aquarium, which also included requests from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago … Continue reading

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New Blurbs for “Death at SeaWorld”

Much has been written lately about the growing controversy of keeping killer whales in captivity. “Death at SeaWorld” has been mentioned in much of the coverage. The following blurbs have been posted at the DASW review page at Amazon.com, or … Continue reading

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CBS News: Free Shamu? Debate heats up over captive killer whales

David Kirby appeared on CBS this Morning on Saturday, August 2, to discuss the growing debate over killer whales in captivity. The video clip may be viewed here.

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