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We’re challenging the Taiji dolphin hunting permit in court.

Feb 13, 2019 by afdadmin
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In 2012 I made a life-altering trip to Japan, where I witnessed the Taiji dolphin hunts first-hand. A few weeks later I left my job, moved to Melbourne, and founded a tiny charity called Action for Dolphins. Since that time, with the help of our amazing supporters, AFD has worked on a number of campaigns. View full story

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The facts about our legal action to stop the Taiji dolphin hunts.

Feb 13, 2019 by afdadmin
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AFD has filed world-first legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts. Here’s what that means. On the 14th of February 2019, AFD attended a press conference in Tokyo to announce we have officially filed legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts. The case, which was supported in part by a kind contribution from the Brigitte View full story

“Whale Jail’ in Russia holding orcas and belugas

Nov 19, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Will Sacre Over one hundred orcas and beluga whales are currently being held in a “whale jail” near the Russian city of Nakodhka.   Reports and images from a number of authorities and not-for profit groups show the animals are being held in tiny sea pens. It is said to be the largest number View full story

The Icelandic Orca Project

Sep 17, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Steve Kavokos, Iceland Explorer at large @stevechristopher__ I couldn’t close these editorials without highlighting some of the people who made them possible. The Icelandic Orca Project is like a well-oiled machine, piloted by Dr. Filipa Samarra and her partner Paul Wensveen. Filipa Samara is a true orca expert and leader of the team. She has View full story

Another win against captivity! Thomas Cook stops selling SeaWorld tickets

Aug 21, 2018 by afdadmin
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Amazing news! Thomas Cook, one of the UK’s largest travel company, will no longer sell tickets to SeaWorld and Loro Parque, due to animal welfare concerns. The decision comes after increasing pressure from animal rights groups and activists, and changing customer expectations to take animal welfare into account. Thomas Cook chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, shared View full story

Iceland: Tahlequah reaffirms why we all should care.

Aug 20, 2018 by afdadmin
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– By Steve Kavakos, Iceland explorer at large @stevechristopher__ I sat sipping on a coffee a fellow volunteer brought me. It was hot and burnt the roof of my mouth, but my brain needed caffeine. I stared out over fog covering the mountain peaks surrounding our camp. A man walked past with his German Shepard, the View full story

Close Encounters

Aug 16, 2018 by afdadmin
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Words and images by Michael Ashton. The ancient Greeks passed down many fundamental concepts about maths, philosophy, art and culture. But what is often forgotten is their reverence for dolphins. Greek coins, pottery, art, temples, and mythology are full of dolphin images. Dolphins’ sonic language or ‘echolocation’ is comprised of clicks and whistles sent in View full story

5 years on and stronger than ever.

Aug 06, 2018 by afdadmin
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-By Sarah Lucas, founder and CEO of AFD. It’s hard to believe it was five years ago that Action for Dolphins (or, as we knew it then, ‘Australia for Dolphins’) was founded. I first went to Taiji at the end of 2012. I managed to rope my dad, a huge animal lover, into coming to View full story

Gearing up to end the blood bath in 2018

Aug 06, 2018 by afdadmin
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Every year from September to March wild dolphins are herded into a cove in the town of Taiji, Japan. The best looking are sold to marine parks around the world, and the rest are brutally killed. The water turns red with blood. In a few short weeks, the blood bath is due to begin again. View full story