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What's Next for the World's Captive Orcas

Frontier | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Frontier

The state of orcas in captivity is a very contentious debate. Anti-captivity proponents argue fiercely that these animals are not meant for an artificial life, and that keeping them captive brings no benefit outweighing the unethical treatment they receive.

Taiji's Link to Captivity

Sharon Bull | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

Following on from my article 'Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed' published on November 28th 2014, I would like to introduce you to Rachel Barton. In October this year she made what I would call an extremely difficult decision to travel to Taiji and witness first-hand the merciless and continuous dolphin drives that take place there.

Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed?

Sharon Bull | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

In a country renowned for its innovative technology and leading the way in this field through its expertise and sophistication, I call to question its need for outdated entertainment within the numerous dolphinariums and marine parks in Japan.

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 29.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

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

See the World, Just Not SeaWorld

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Many facilities operate almost continuously, giving dolphins little respite from streams of tourists. Their diets may be erratic because many facilities generate additional revenue by selling fish to tourists in order to feed dolphins. Assertive dolphins can grow obese, and less aggressive animals may go hungry.

A Jumbo Problem for the Travel Industry

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Nothing makes a good holiday brochure richer than the generic picture of a couple aloft an elephant, trekking through lush forest. What could be more authentically backpackery than that? A truly 'real' experience - just add some fire-juggling, a full moon party and copious amounts of local spirits and you have 1000 Facebook likes right there...

Could This Be The Beginning Of The End For 'Unethical' Animal Attractions?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

In a dramatic move that could have a great impact on how animal parks conduct business, a major travel company has announced it is to boycott a number...

Why It's Capitalism That Drives Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Not Tradition or Culture

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

What was once played out in plain view is now a much more hidden event. Where once the seas turned blood red, now they are more blue. So did something change? Yes, something did - Taiji tried to go underground to mask the brutality of this annual slaughter.

The Hanging of a Lion in an Indonesian Zoo is the Hanging of Global Conservation

Victoria Martindale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Shocking news has emerged this week that a lion was found hanged in an Indonesian zoo. If you think what's happened to this poor creature is bad, the fact is its happening to every zoo animal. Death prowls the shadows of every zoo.

LOOK: SeaWorld Vets Perform First Shark Caesarean

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A Caesarean-section has been performed on a shark for the first time ever at SeaWorld, Orlando. The whitetip reef shark was successfully delivered...

Ducking and Thriving in Orlando

Roger Crow | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Crow

Peabody Hotels have been marching ducks to and from their fountains since 1939, six years after a bunch of duck hunters accidentally started one of the most unique traditions in any hotel's history.

WATCH: Sea World Harlem Shake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Already this week, we've realised that The New Gangnam Style - aka Harlem Shake - isn't limited to mere humans. These cats and dogs proved that. Bu...

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...

Killer Whales - Liberty and Justice for All

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

In a precedent-setting case, PETA US, three marine-mammal experts and two former orca trainers are suing SeaWorld on behalf of five orcas who were taken from their home by force, locked up, put to work and never allowed to leave. The case intends to prove that these orcas are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. The suit is one of the most groundbreaking legal cases ever to reach the courts - the first ever to assert that a constitutional right should extend to nonhuman animals.

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 ...