Discussing dolphins with the Hon. Bob Carr.

Jul 16, 2018 by afdadmin
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The Former Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, launched his political memoir, ‘Run for your Life’ this week. He’s dedicated an entire chapter to dolphins. AFD’s Public Engagement Officer, Hannah Tait, attended the book launch and sat down with Mr. Carr afterwards to chat about his work phasing out dolphin captivity in View full story

Orcas in Iceland: The beginning of something magical

Jul 09, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Steve Kavakos: Iceland Explorer at large @stevechristopher__ My name is Steve Kavakos and I am not a marine biologist. I simply have a love for the ocean and more specifically, orcas. As a child I watched videos, read many books and hunted the internet for information about these fascinating animals. Now that I’m older it’s View full story

Empty the Tanks day 2018

May 18, 2018 by afdadmin
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On Saturday the 12th of May, Action for Dolphins attended the sixth annual Empty the Tanks demonstration outside Sea World on the Gold Coast. Our Public Engagement Officer, Hannah Tait, has written about the day. The demonstration was organised to begin at 10am yet, from 9:30am onwards carloads of people were arriving. The designated spot View full story

Open letter to Thomas Cook Group: Stop promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

May 10, 2018 by afdadmin
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Dear Mr Fankhauser and Board of Directors, Re: Thomas Cook Group and SeaWorld I am writing on behalf of Action for Dolphins (‘AFD’), a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, to request that Thomas Cook Group cease promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando. It is admirable that Thomas Cook Group conducts animal welfare checks for the View full story

Dear Sea World: it’s time to empty the tanks

Apr 05, 2018 by afdadmin
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– By Olivia Perez Countries around the world are taking a stand against dolphin captivity. South Korea just approved a ban on importing dolphins captured in the Taiji hunts, Greece banned animal performances in 2012, and the last dolphinarium in the UK closed more than 20 years ago. But here in Australia, Sea World on the View full story

This student is trying to Empty the Tanks – and you can help her

Mar 20, 2018 by afdadmin
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Jasmine discovered dolphins at only seven years old and immediately fell in love. She decorated her room with dolphin posters and spent her time watching videos about them, taking every opportunity possible to appreciate them with her own eyes. At age nine, she began documenting these first-hand encounters with dolphins inside a journal. What she View full story

Do polar bears belong in captivity?

Feb 27, 2018 by afdadmin
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February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. Sadly, these animals face many human threats. An obvious one is climate change, but this is not the only hazard these incredible animals are up against. For polar bears living in captivity, life in an enclosure can never compare to life in the wild. They wait to be View full story

Fire shows and dolphins don’t mix, Sea World

Jan 19, 2018 by afdadmin
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Last year, Asher was booked to take part in a live show at Village Roadshow’s ‘Carnivale’ festival. When Asher accepted the contract she assumed it would be held at Movie World, as it was in past years. Unfortunately she was wrong. The venue had been changed to Sea World on the Gold Coast. Sea World View full story

🌊 Your taxis – making waves for captive dolphins 🌊

Jan 15, 2018 by afdadmin
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Thanks to kind animal advocates like you, a fleet of 35 taxis has been driving around the Gold Coast, urging people to think twice about supporting the cruel practice of dolphin captivity this summer. These taxi ads are just the beginning. AFD has huge plans to take on Sea World in 2018.  But dolphins stuck in artificial pools under View full story

8 ways YOU helped dolphins in 2017.

Jan 10, 2018 by afdadmin
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Another year’s over, and a new one just begun. It’s time to look back on the year that was, and all the ways your support helped protect dolphins. In 2017, you helped: 1. Take on Sea World Thanks to kind animal advocates like you chipping in, we’re excited to announce a fleet of taxi ads View full story