This student is trying to Empty the Tanks – and you can help her

Mar 20, 2018 by afdadmin
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Jasmine discovered dolphins at only seven years old and immediately fell in love. She decorated her room with dolphin posters and spent her time watching videos about them, taking every opportunity possible to appreciate them with her own eyes. At age nine, she began documenting these first-hand encounters with dolphins inside a journal. What she View full story

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

Hawaii says Aloha! to marine welfare

Sep 25, 2017 by afdadmin
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-By Ashley Boreckyi When I first visited Hawaii five years ago, there was an abundance of activities involving captive dolphins and other sea life actively promoted around the island. You couldn’t walk a few metres down the main road without being offered the chance to swim with dolphins, or “feed and pat real turtles!” It View full story

YES! Mexico City just banned dolphin captivity. And other countries are following suit.

Aug 14, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Natalie Green This month finally saw dolphin captivity banned in Mexico City! After two failed attempts, the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City passed a transformative bill outlawing dolphin captivity for the purpose of performance, training, swim-with programs, research and therapy. According to dolphin advocate Yolanda Alaniz, the vote was widely agreed upon: “All 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