A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
Read about a new proposal to ban holding orcas in captivity. The bill would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.”
Yes, Blackfish continues to ripple the waters of SeaWorld.
Ahhhh, read the wonderful story of a Whale staying by the side of a friend tangled in rope. Just makes me smile big time.
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.
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.
On June 28, in the European Union’s de facto capital, cetacean advocates are planning a demonstration to request the complete ban of all dolphin shows in the EU. In attendance will be former dolphin trainer — turned activist, Ric O’Barry. Read more…
Make the European Union a dolphinarium-free zone. Support the WDC.
Very interesting article and in-depth research about the right whales. It is on the sience news for kids website but you can read it as well. Enjoy a whale of a lesson.