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If CA Passes Orca Ban, What Happens to the “San Diego 10?”

California’s Orca Welfare and Safety Act, introduced last Friday by state Assemblymember Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica, has sent shock waves throughout the media and the captive-marine-mammal industry. The bill would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a … Continue reading

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Calif. Lawmaker to Propose Ban on Orcas in Captivity

In a surprising move that is sure to send shock waves across the entire captive whale and dolphin industry, a California lawmaker will propose legislation to outlaw Shamu shows at SeaWorld San Diego. State Assemblymember Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica, will … Continue reading

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Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji’s Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both

This article first appeared at TakePart.com On a memorable episode of The Simpsons, Homer, Marge and the kids head to “Marine World,” where a P.A. system announcement is heard: “Folks, we’re heating up the lobster tank, so hurry on over … Continue reading

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The Real Tale of Winter, “the World’s Most Famous Dolphin”

Do animals pay a price for fame? Consider the case of young Winter, the internationally known dolphin who lost her flukes (tail) after a crab-trap accident and was outfitted with a prosthetic tail at Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). Hollywood … Continue reading

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One Japanese Protester’s Fight Against the Cove Slaughter

First Published at TakePart.com The whale and dolphin drive in Taiji is now in its fourth week and protests have been staged around the world, including in Japan. But the annual slaughter has always received far more media attention and public … Continue reading

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New “Death at SeaWorld” Column Now Up At TakePart

TakePart has gathered all my stories about the captive display industry and put them into a special series/column called “Death at SeaWorld.” It allows readers and journalist to see many of the major cetacean captivity stories of the past year … Continue reading

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Dolphin Buyers Change Cove’s Calendar to Distance Selves from Taiji Slaughter

From www.takepart.com  In Taiji, Japan, dolphin buyers hide behind separate ‘herding exercises’ for live captures. Critics call it a PR move that doesn’t exonerate financial support of the slaughter. In recent years, the dolphin drives that corral hundreds of animals … Continue reading

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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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ANOTHER Dreadful Day at SeaWorld – Dolphin Leaps Out of Tank

This video, posted by PETA, has just appeared on YouTube. It appears to be the dolphin feeding pool at SeaWorld San Antonio, though confirmation from SeaWorld is still pending. It was not immediately known overnight who took the video, or … Continue reading

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NYT’s Science Times Section Weighs in on Orca Captivity

Major feature, beautifully written, in Tuesday’s Science Times section of The New York Times that bills Blackfish and Death at SeaWorld as a twin assault on captivity, and gives ample coverage to Dr. Naomi Rose, who is a major figure … Continue reading

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