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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

Killer shark nets continue to cause controversy in NSW.

Nov 09, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Meg Lamb In September the NSW Government rolled out its second shark net trial across 51 beaches from Wollongong to Newcastle. This follows a controversial six-month trial that took place from December 2016 to May 2017. The trials are an addition to the long standing Sydney netting program, bringing the total number of View full story

Blue – ‘the story our generation needs to hear’.

Aug 11, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Ashley Boreckyi  The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in full swing, and in an encouraging move for marine welfare, the documentary ‘Blue’ is about to make its Australian debut. Blue has already been dubbed ‘the story our generation needs to hear’, and has been described as an ‘impassioned and achingly beautiful plea View full story

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

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