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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

Vet to be charged over captive dolphin deaths

Following a long investigation, a hearing has concluded that a vet is to blame for the deaths of two captive dolphins who died at the Connyland amusement park in Thurgau, Switzerland in November 2011.

The prosecutor has ruled that the vet in question was guilty of animal cruelty and negligence and will be charged shortly.

Eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year old Chelmers died from brain damage after an overdose of antibiotics, and are the seventh and eight dolphins to die in Connyland in the past three years.

WDC has always been critical of the often intensive medicinal treatment of dolphins in zoos and entertainment parks and, at one stage, the Connyland dolphinarium had even accused animal activists of poisoning the dolphins.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.