‘Animal Abuse and Harassment is a Pervasive Problem in the Wildlife Film Industry’ – August 25, 2015
In Conversation with wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer is one of the world’s foremost wildlife documentary experts. Over the course of his nearly three-decade long career in filmmaking, Palmer has spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime-time television and the IMAX film industry — work that won him and his colleagues many awards, including two Emmys and an Oscar nomination (for the film Dolphins). Palmer has swum with dolphins and whales, come face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded through Everglade swamps. The veteran filmmaker is president of One World One Ocean Foundation and the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, which produce and… more
by: Laura Bridgeman
Effort linked to company’s portrayal of any person or group who opposes captivity as being “radicals”
When it comes to silencing those who cause damage to their bottom line, SeaWorld clearly has no qualms with pulling dirty tricks. At the American Cetacean Society's annual conference last November, SeaWorld defied convention and requested that a panel that included scientists who are staunchly anti-captivity not be recorded.
Now, one of those panelists is speaking out.
Photo by Mike Liu
Dr. Thomas White,… more
by: Laura Bridgeman
Where in the World is Narnia, the Sochi Olympics Orca? – February 4, 2014
Activists have lost track of two captive killer whales slated to perform at the winter games’ opening ceremony
No one seems to know whereabouts of the two orcas, a female named Narnia and an unnamed juvenile male, that were reportedly going to perform at the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
News that the two killer whales were scheduled to turn tricks at a dolphinarium in Sochi set off a furor among animal lovers and conservationists across the world last month. An online petition demanding that White Sphere, the Russian company organizing the orca transfer, not display the whales had 453,441 signatures at last count.
photo by Miles Ritter on Flickr
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