The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee agrees – it’s time to modernise ocean safety 

Nov 15, 2022 by afdadmin
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By Emilia Michael, Action for Dolphins  The Committee has called out the NSW Government because its shark net program is failing to reduce the risk to humans from shark bites and minimise the impact on threatened species. The NSW Government runs a shark meshing (bather protection) program (shark net program). This involves installing shark nets View full story

Yahoo! Japan’s dirty secret: its connection to the Taiji dolphin hunts

Nov 15, 2022 by afdadmin
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Since September 1 the Taiji dolphin hunters have brutally killed approximately 69 Risso’s Dolphins – including 10 only a few days ago.  These beautiful animals and their calves have been subjected to some of the worst torture imaginable.  Yahoo! Japan sells Risso’s Dolphin meat online – in turn supporting these inhumane hunts. Dolphin defenders around View full story

Dolphin sanctuary update

Jul 21, 2022 by afdadmin
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Dolphins not included in NSW government plans. The NSW state government recently released their 2022-23 budget plan – and dolphins were not included. In the lead up to the budget AFD collected almost 25,000 petition signatures and met with multiple decision makers to push for government support and funding to finish the feasibility study and View full story

Reflecting on a decade of Action for Dolphins

Feb 22, 2022 by afdadmin
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Ten years ago I travelled to a small coastal town in Japan called Taiji. While volunteering there I witnessed dolphins and whales being killed in the cruellest ways imaginable. I’ll never forget hearing the pained shrieks of pilot whales resonating around Taiji’s cove as a pod of 100 was brutally speared to death, or the View full story

Criminal complaint accepted by police!

Jan 27, 2022 by afdadmin
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A police investigation is now underway in Japan.  I am pleased to let you know our world-first criminal complaint has been ACCEPTED by the Wakayama Prefectural Police.  This means the police will start investigating the selling of dolphin meat by the Taiji Fishermen’s Association. Following their investigation, police will submit their findings to the Prosecutor’s View full story

AFD Year in Review: 2021

Dec 23, 2021 by afdadmin
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As the year comes to a close, we want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who stood up for dolphins by donating to our campaigns, posting and sharing on social media, and signing our petitions.  You make the work we do possible, and we thank each and every one of you! 2021 has View full story

Yahoo! Japan sells dolphin and whale meat from Taiji

Sep 21, 2021 by afdadmin
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Yahoo! Japan is the second most visited website in Japan in recent years. What might be less known is that this site sells dolphin and whale meat sourced from the Wakayama Prefecture where the horrific annual Taiji dolphin hunts occur. Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, and Yahoo on a global scale, have stopped selling whale and View full story

Urge the Japanese Minister for Health to stop the toxic sale

Mar 16, 2021 by afdadmin
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Urge the Japanese Minister for Health to stop the toxic sale Since 2013 AFD has been fighting to end the cruel dolphin hunts in Taiji. We’ve made significant progress, including stopping 62 Japanese aquariums from purchasing live dolphins from the hunts. But dolphins continue to be slaughtered every year. We are now employing a different View full story

AFD presents ‘Envoy: Shark Cull’ Melbourne screening

Jan 15, 2021 by afdadmin
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Envoy: Shark Cull is a feature-length documentary narrated by Eric Bana which explores the importance of sharks while exposing the shocking truth behind the NSW and QLD state governments’ shark control program. Action for Dolphins is partnering with Envoy to host a screening of the ground-breaking documentary. Sharks are integral to maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems. View full story