Orcas

Cetaceans, Captures, Culture and Celebration in Quito

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Days ago, from a conference center perched on the edge of the bustling mountain city of Quito, Ecuador, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species made an urgent and unprecedented call to end the live capture of whales and dolphins. This is the first time that any international body has called for this cruel and unnecessary threat to cetaceans to end.

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

Things NOT To Do When You're 11¾ - Or Ever: 1. Visit A Dolphinarium.

Sue Cross | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

It's a pathetic sight to see these huge, athletic animals confined in barren, concrete pools. The contrast with the open ocean could not be greater.

Dolphin and Killer Whale Marine Park Shows No Longer on the Average Brit's Travel Bucket List

Justin Francis | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Ethical considerations are the overwhelming reason for the respondents' decision - 75% of the initial non-supporters felt it was 'wrong to keep whales and dolphins in small tanks', whilst a further 19% said they 'don't support or attend any zoos'.

Why Time Is Ticking for the Captive Whale and Dolphin Industry

Justin Francis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Justin Francis

To strive towards 'better animal welfare' is missing the point. The debate should be about whether it is right or wrong to keep these super intelligent and social animals in captivity for entertainment purposes. Morally, it's tough to find any justification for that.

WATCH: New Zealand's Pukehina 'Sea Monster'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A rotting, nine-metre long “sea monster” has washed up on a New Zealand beach. With its jagged teeth and large flippers, beachgoers believed t...

SeaWorld Killer Whale Suffers Horrific Injury..

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Nakai, an 11-year-old captive killer whale, was left with a dinner-plate sized chunk of flesh missing from just under his mouth after a performance wi...

White Killer Whale Spotted Off Russian Coast (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

A one-of-a-kind white killer whale has been spotted by scientists - and they've named him ICEBERG. It is believed to be the first known totally wh...

Free Willy! Orcas 'Sue' SeaWorld Over Marine Park 'Slavery'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Five killer whales are 'suing' SeaWorld, after Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed a lawsuit on the orcas' behalf. The animal ...