Tag Archives: pilot whales

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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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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How One Family Went From SeaWorld Fans to Foes in a Single Show

(Excerpted from TakePart.com) Last Saturday, when Carlo De Leonibus and his wife took their daughter, Cat, to SeaWorld Orlando for her 11th birthday, they expected yet another exciting afternoon of whale and dolphin watching. SeaWorld was a regular destination for the … Continue reading

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