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

Five lies marine parks want you to believe

Apr 15, 2016 by afdadmin
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In a post-Blackfish world, people are becoming increasingly worried about the health and happiness of captive marine animals. They are beginning to question the moral grounds of marine parks altogether. And rightly so. Marine parks tell us a lot of things in an attempt to persuade the public what they are doing is safe and View full story

The future’s calling: it’s time to help dolphins in captivity

Apr 13, 2016 by afdadmin
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You often hear talk about the elusive “younger generation”, and how it’s up to them to save the world. Lucky for us, there’s some pretty awesome kids around.  AFD had the opportunity to travel to Coffs Harbour recently, home of the controversial marine park, Dolphin Marine Magic. While there, we delivered an education program to View full story

The RSPCA doesn’t want you to visit marine parks. Here’s why.

Apr 12, 2016 by afdadmin
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The Australian Senate and the RSPCA have both expressed their concerns about dolphin captivity. Why? A growing body of science suggests that dolphins in captivity suffer physically and mentally. They may undergo stress, disease, and exhibit abnormal behaviour – such as constantly circling their tiny tanks, or bobbing up and down out of boredom. But don’t just take our 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