Category: About dolphins

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

Five ways to support dolphins this holiday season

Dec 18, 2020 by afdadmin
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2020 has been a year like no other. It’s been tough on all of us, but the holiday season is just around the corner and with it a well-deserved break. For many, this is a time to relax, unwind, and spend time catching up with loved ones. But it’s also a great opportunity to support View full story

Urge Sea World’s new owner to do better by dolphins

Dec 11, 2020 by afdadmin
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The petition On 26 November equity firm BGH Capital won the bid to take controlling majority over Village Roadshow, which owns Sea World in Queensland. For years Sea World has ignored calls to stop keeping dolphins in pools – but new ownership brings new opportunities for change. Which is why Action for Dolphins is urging View full story

Launching “Minjerribah Mates” to protect marine life on North Stradbroke Island

Nov 10, 2020 by afdadmin
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Minjerribah, or North Stradbroke Island, is located on Queensland’s coast and is well known for its scenic headlands, rolling surf and white sandy beaches.  Many of the island’s 375,000 yearly visitors are drawn by its precious marine life, their trip not complete without a visit to Amity Point to hand-feed the resident dolphins. But this View full story

France to phase out dolphin captivity

Oct 29, 2020 by afdadmin
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By Zoe Bennett Late last month, French Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili announced a gradual end to dolphin and orca captivity. The three remaining marine parks in France  are now prohibited from breeding or importing cetaceans, and direct contact between animals and the general public is no longer permitted. No new parks will be built and View full story

BREAKING: Coffs Harbour dolphins will be the last in captivity in NSW

Mar 14, 2019 by afdadmin
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Fantastic news Dolphin Defenders! On the 14th March 2019, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (formerly ‘Dolphin Marine Magic’) announced they will no longer breed dolphins, ensuring the five dolphins currently in pools will be the last generation under human care in NSW. Action for Dolphins has long been campaigning for an end to captive breeding, and 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

Empty the Tanks day 2018

May 18, 2018 by afdadmin
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On Saturday the 12th of May, Action for Dolphins attended the sixth annual Empty the Tanks demonstration outside Sea World on the Gold Coast. Our Public Engagement Officer, Hannah Tait, has written about the day. The demonstration was organised to begin at 10am yet, from 9:30am onwards carloads of people were arriving. The designated spot View full story

Open letter to Thomas Cook Group: Stop promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

May 10, 2018 by afdadmin
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Dear Mr Fankhauser and Board of Directors, Re: Thomas Cook Group and SeaWorld I am writing on behalf of Action for Dolphins (‘AFD’), a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, to request that Thomas Cook Group cease promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando. It is admirable that Thomas Cook Group conducts animal welfare checks for the View full story