Activists Sue Taiji Whaling Museum to Save Albino ‘Angel’ – May 16, 2014
Suit addresses conditions of captive dolphins and takes aim at the notorious dolphin hunts in Japan
Ric O’Barry, director of Earth Island’s Dolphin Project, and Sarah Lucas, CEO of Australians for Dolphins, visited the notorious Taiji Whaling Museum in Japan with a special surprise yesterday — a writ for a lawsuit against the museum for keeping animals experts and Western activists out of the museum.
All for the sake of Angel.
Photo by Mark J Palmer
Angel is the baby albino dolphin that was caught in January during a… more
by: Mark J. Palmer
New California Bill Seeks to Ban Orcas in Captivity – March 12, 2014
If passed, legislation will mean an end to killer whale shows at SeaWorld, San Diego
A new bill has just been introduced in California that would phase out orcas captivity in the state. Assembly Bill 2140 (pdf), introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom last week, seeks a ban on keeping killer whales in captivity for human entertainment and retire all captive orcas to sea pens.
Photo by Jesse Means
While the proposed legislation, dubbed the Orca Welfare and Safety Act, doesn’t specifically name… more
by: Mark J. Palmer
A Tragic Love Story Between a Friendly Orca and his Human Neighbors – February 28, 2014
Book Review: The Lost Whale: The True Story of an Orca Named Luna
Luna was a small (which means still rather large) young orca separated from his pod and mother, who began to come up to boats and people in a manner that could only be characterized as “friendly.” Which astonished a number of people around the British Columbia community in Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Orcas, also known as killer whales, are well known in these waters but they generally skirted or ignored boats and people. Not Luna.
Photo by Thomas on Flickr