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California’s new Blackfish legislation a huge step forward

Oct 17, 2016 by afdadmin
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By Hannah Tait On September 13th, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act banning all orca shows for the purpose of entertainment, as well as captive orca breeding. The legislative reform, essentially aimed at SeaWorld, is a result of the growing concern for orca welfare that began to seriously take off View full story

IMATA: unbelievably cruel.

Sep 14, 2016 by afdadmin
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It is almost unbelievable anyone in the zoo and aquarium community would still contend that the wild capture of dolphins and whales is acceptable. After landmark legal action last year by Australia for Dolphins, the global zoo body, WAZA, no longer allows its members to be involved in the live capture of cetaceans. Even SeaWorld View full story

Meet the teen taking on the cruel dolphin captivity industry.

Sep 06, 2016 by afdadmin
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Mitch Cayirylys is a 17 year old student from Coffs Harbour. He recently made a petition asking local schools to stop running excursions to the controversial marine park, Dolphin Marine Magic. Mitch collected close to 100 signatures from students, all demanding their schools stop supporting the practice of dolphin captivity – an incredible achievement! He’s View full story

IMATA dolphin torturers are not far away

Sep 05, 2016 by afdadmin
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The dolphin hunting season has officially kicked off in Taiji. So far, the hunters have come back empty handed. But it won’t be long until they find a terrified pod and chase it into the cove. Soon the dolphin “trainers” will arrive in preparation. And many of these trainers will be from IMATA. IMATA is View full story

What they’re NOT saying speaks volumes…

Jun 08, 2016 by afdadmin
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The Qld Maritime Museum have been very light on the details but it’s clear their plans to build a $100 million aquarium are pretty advanced. They’ve released a lot of details about WHERE it will be and HOW MUCH it will cost, but they’re being very cagey about exactly WHAT marine life will be exhibited there. Please help View full story

Horror stories from captivity

Apr 07, 2016 by afdadmin
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Baby Ji-Ling was only a calf when he died at Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour, Australia. The park has refused to release necropsy results, but the regulator has said “leaf litter” was a likely cause. In order words, it’s likely this baby dolphin swallowed litter left in his litter-strewn pool until so much piled up View full story

The Action 4 Angel win – what does it mean?

Mar 29, 2016 by afdadmin
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On Good Friday we received some wonderful news; Australia for Dolphins won a lawsuit against the Taiji Whale Museum. This cruel museum isn’t just the institution that tore a rare albino dolphin calf named Angel out of the wild. It is also the government broker of the annual dolphin hunts in Japan, acting as the View full story

My visit to an Australian marine park

Feb 22, 2016 by afdadmin
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By AFD’s Advocacy Director, Jordan Sosnowski Working in dolphin protection, I’ve had the unfortunate privilege of visiting some of the worst marine parks in the world. And I can say that, even compared to parks I’ve seen in country’s with no animal welfare laws, Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour gives me concern. Litter-strewn chlorinated water, View full story