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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Ontario to ban orca breeding and imports

The government in Ontario, Canada, has introduced legislation that would prohibit the import of any more orcas into the province to be help in captivity. Furthermore, the new law would also ban the breeding of orcas.

The legislation forms part of changes to the ‘Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act’ which would also impose stricter standards of care for all marine mammals in captivity. If passed, the new legislation will be in place by the summer.

At present only one orca, Kiska, is held in captivity in Ontario at Marineland.

Find out more about the history of orcas held in Canadian marine parks.

About George Berry

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