Beloved SeaWorld Polar Bear Dies Weeks After Companion Is Moved To Zoo

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK

A beloved polar bear has died unexpectedly this week at SeaWorld in San Diego, just weeks after its companion was moved to a zoo. Szenja, a 21-year-ol...

How Tilikum Bolstered The Animal Rights Movement

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Tilikum died on 6 January 2017. He was 36. He spent most of his life in tanks that consisted of 0.00001% of his natural habitat. He was fed only processed and frozen fish. He performed tricks each day to the rapturous applause of folks like my brothers and I. SeaWorld released an almost laughable statement claiming that he had lived an 'enriching life'.

Tilikum, The ‘Blackfish’ SeaWorld Orca Who Killed A Trainer Has Died

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

An orca that killed a trainer and was profiled in the Blackfish documentary has died. SeaWorld confirmed the news, stating Tilikum the killer whale ha...

SeaWorld's Oldest Pilot Whale, Bubbles, Dies After 50 Years In Captivity

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK

SeaWorld's oldest pilot whale, Bubbles, has died after performing to nearly 100 million visitors for five decades. Bubbles was believed to have been t...

Heartbreaking Footage Of SeaWorld Killer Whale ‘Trying To Take Her Own Life’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Unsettling footage of a SeaWorld-owned orca deliberately beaching itself after a show at a waterpark has devastated animal lovers. Killer whale Morgan...

It Doesn't Stop at SeaWorld: The UK is Complicit in Cruelty, Too

Conor Penn | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We must scale our conversation back more wholly, dismantling the very framework that underpins our prioritisation of spectacle, competition, tradition and recreation over that of animal welfare. Whilst this framework remains intact, progress will continue to be inconsistent. Meanwhile, cruelty will continue to occur on our doorstep.

SeaWorld Has A Major Announcement About Its Orca Breeding Programme

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

SeaWorld has announced it is ending its controversial orca breeding programme. The American amusement park, which has faced increased scrutiny of its ...

The Real Story Behind SeaWorld's 'Clearly Wrong' Statement On Its Dying Orca

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK

SeaWorld has continued to use “misleading” statistics on the life expectancy of captive orcas, according to experts, even as one of its own nears ...

This Revelation Isn't Going To Help SeaWorld's Public Image

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

SeaWorld sent employees to infiltrate a leading animal rights group, the beleaguered park's boss has admitted. It comes after an employee at the fi...

We Can Be Heroes

Sharon Bull | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Sharon Bull

Photograph by kind permission of 'Animal Rights Photography' "London holds the key to abolishing the Taiji dolphin slaughter. I really do believe tha...

SeaWorld Is Suing California Authorities Over Ban On Breeding Orcas

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

SeaWorld is suing California authorities in a bid to overturn a ban on breeding killer whales in captivity. The lawsuit, filed in San Diego Superio...

SeaWorld To End Orca Shows, But Activists Say 'Don't Be Fooled' By The Move

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Animal rights activists are calling for further measures to shut down remaining orca shows at SeaWorld parks after the company announced that its cont...

The 'Ghosts' That Damage Our Oceans

Mike Baker | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Mike Baker

Our beautiful seas and oceans cover about 70% of our planet's surface, with far more species living in the oceans than on land. The marine environment provides livelihoods and food for hundreds of millions of people, so it is important that we protect it. Yet, right now, millions of animals, including whales, seals, turtles and birds are being mutilated and killed by 'ghost' fishing gear - nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded.

PETA And Twitter Aren't Happy About Tom's Shark Transformation

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

He’s used to spending most of his time in the water, so Tom Daley was the perfect choice to help raise awareness of Shark Week in the UK. And the...

What's Next for the World's Captive Orcas

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

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 07.02.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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...