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

Let Dubai Holdings know orcas don’t belong in the desert

May 30, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Hannah Tait Keeping orcas in a concrete tank for human entertainment is a cruel and outdated practice. Orcas in captivity suffer high levels of psychological and physical stress. They chew on the sides of pools, vomit after meals, and even bash their heads against walls in frustration. Many countries have begun to take a 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

Help stop dolphins being flown to Kuwait in the name of “science”

Apr 21, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Divya Lotliker Thanks to increasing global awareness about the adverse effects of captivity on dolphins, public opposition to the marine park industry is growing. Thomas Cook, one of Britain’s largest travel companies has recently stopped promoting tours to a number of animal attractions, including captive dolphin facilities. This positive shift follows similar policy changes View full story

We’re taking this controversial marine park to court.

Apr 11, 2017 by afdadmin
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In an Australian-first lawsuit, AFD has initiated legal proceedings against a marine park called Dolphin Marine Magic. This is the place where a baby dolphin named Ji died after swallowing metal and leaf litter in his pool. It’s also the park where a very elderly dolphin, who is in remission from cancer, has been confined View full story