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Great White Sharks could be taken off “protected species” list

Jul 14, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi Some troubling news has arisen out of Western Australia, with reports that the Great White Shark may be stripped of its protected status. The decision hinges on the findings of a new population survey commissioned by the government. Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has charged the CSIRO with studying the shark’s population View full story

Five big wins for dolphins in 2017

Jun 28, 2017 by afdadmin
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Sometimes it feels like there’s more cruelty than kindness in the world. That’s why it’s important to celebrate progress – and use it as inspiration to keep pushing forward. It’s only June, but there have already been some amazing wins for dolphins in 2017. 1. We took legal action against a marine park. In April View full story

Some good news making a splash!

Jun 16, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi Thanks to the work of global NGO’s, and the popularity of films such as The Cove and Blackfish, the public’s consciousness when it comes to animals has been awakened. Many people now view whales and dolphins as intelligent, sentient creatures who don’t belong in swimming pools performing circus tricks. Attractions involving captive View full story

Drilling set to expand in the Arctic

Jun 06, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi. Despite the risk of severely endangering marine life and destroying the environment, oil corporations have sadly been given the green light to expand drill sites in the Arctic. A lawsuit has been filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies such as corporate giant “Statoil” to drill. Statoil is a driving View full story

France abolishes whale and dolphin captivity.

May 17, 2017 by afdadmin
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Not only does France have a brand new President, the country recently made the welcome move to abolish dolphin and whale captivity. The decision was made after Environment Minister Segolene Royal, found out animals in marine parks were drugged, leading the minister to introduce an immediate ban on captive breeding. The government even went a View full story

It’s that time of year again: Empty the Tanks!

May 11, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi The annual worldwide protest and public awareness campaign is upon us and we are calling on all dolphin advocates to show up and spread the word. On May 13th peaceful gatherings and educational events will be held in over twenty countries, including Australia at Sea World on the Gold Coast and Dolphin View full story

The Faroese Grindadráp: culture or carnage?

May 05, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi Thrashing wildly in blood red water, dozens of exhausted pilot whales endure a long and tortured death at the hands of hunters, hacking at their sides. Once they are dead – which may take up to several minutes – blunt knives are used to hook the whales by their blowholes and haul View full story

Billboard with dolphin-hunt footage goes live in Japan

May 05, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Michelle Helou After a long battle, AFD’s billboard displaying real footage of the Taiji dolphin hunts finally aired and played to thousands of people in Japan. The ad played above a busy intersection in Osaka – the closest major city to the dolphin-hunting town of Taiji. Local Japanese animal protection groups like Animal Rights Osaka View full story