The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland has embarked on a revolutionary discussion: Should they retire their captive dolphins to a sanctuary?
It is good news that the CEO Racanelli does seem to be committed to the idea of doing what’s best for the dolphins.
Operation GrindStop 2014 Campaign Launch Press Conference in the Faroe Islands. Listen, share and help however you can.
Good read about all the little victories in the pledge for cetacean’s right to freedom and respect.
A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
Malibu is the first American city to protect cetaceans! Malibu City Council proclaimed all cetaceans have the right to life.
A very informative blogpost from Dr Reese Halter. She is a well-known broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Insatiable Bark Beetle.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has welcomed recent measures to protect deep-diving cetaceans from the potential effects of seismic survey noise. Read more…
This is an important step in the right direction.
The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Read the whole story ….
Ancient yet playful, endangered but resurgent, the North Atlantic right whale is a living reminder of how little we know. Philip Hoare is the author of Leviathan or, The Whale (2008) which won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. This is a wonderful educational read, don’t miss it.
Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.
Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.
Read the uplifting story of Sampal, a dolphin taking in captivity and 10 years later escaped during rehab procedure into the wild to meet her original pod.
We can’t stress it often enough: Say NO to captivity for dolphins!
This is such good news: India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Read for yourself…
Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down. Dolphin are non-human persons not performers! It is illegal now to keep them in captivity.