Category: Dolphin captivity

Celebrities should use their fame for good

Jan 17, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Michelle Helou Many celebrities have used their fame for good and supported the movement against dolphin captivity. Sean Penn, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Ariana Grande are just a few on a long list. However, there are still celebrities who unfortunately continue to support the dolphin and whale captivity View full story

TripAdvisor’s dolphin-friendly policy change

Nov 09, 2016 by afdadmin
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By Hannah Tait The voice of animal advocate groups and the cries of animals in captivity have finally been heard by the world’s leading travel site, TripAdvisor. On the 11th of October, the most popular travel advice website made a massive policy shift. The company announced it would no longer be possible to book attractions View full story

Five lies marine parks want you to believe

Apr 15, 2016 by afdadmin
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In a post-Blackfish world, people are becoming increasingly worried about the health and happiness of captive marine animals. They are beginning to question the moral grounds of marine parks altogether. And rightly so. Marine parks tell us a lot of things in an attempt to persuade the public what they are doing is safe and View full story

The future’s calling: it’s time to help dolphins in captivity

Apr 13, 2016 by afdadmin
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You often hear talk about the elusive “younger generation”, and how it’s up to them to save the world. Lucky for us, there’s some pretty awesome kids around.  AFD had the opportunity to travel to Coffs Harbour recently, home of the controversial marine park, Dolphin Marine Magic. While there, we delivered an education program to View full story

The RSPCA doesn’t want you to visit marine parks. Here’s why.

Apr 12, 2016 by afdadmin
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The Australian Senate and the RSPCA have both expressed their concerns about dolphin captivity. Why? A growing body of science suggests that dolphins in captivity suffer physically and mentally. They may undergo stress, disease, and exhibit abnormal behaviour – such as constantly circling their tiny tanks, or bobbing up and down out of boredom. But don’t just take our View full story

Stop SeaWorld ruining the planet to build a bigger prison

Jul 23, 2015 by afdadmin
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SeaWorld has launched an all-out campaign promoting the construction of its Blue World Project in San Diego, which would expand the size of its current orca tanks. Although the marine park chain claims it is undertaking this mega-construction because it cares for its orcas, it’s clear from the marketing material they are more focused on View full story

United Nations condemns dolphin hunting

Dec 12, 2014 by afdadmin
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Article by Genevieve Wauchope for Australia for Dolphins. Last month, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Quito, Ecuador for the 11th Conference of Parties (COP 11). Over 900 delegates attended, a record for the CMS, which is an environmental treaty formed under the United Nations Environment Programme. There were a number View full story