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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

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Russia captive orca NARNIA_2017_2 CREDIT Oxana Fedorova

Narnia the orca dies at Russian dolphinarium

Narnia the orca performs in Russia © Oxana Fedorova Narnia, a wild orca taken from...

Controversial dolphinarium opens in Phuket

A new dolphinarium has opened in Phuket, Thailand despite widespread opposition from both local campaigners and overseas.

Five dolphins and two seals are on display at the marine park. Despite assurances from the owner that the dolphins were born in captivity and came from the Ukraine, there is concern that they may have originated in Japan, where many dolphins are supplied to the captivity industry by the fishermen from the notorious annual drive hunts in Taiji.

The dolphins are being held together in a single, round tank in the tropical resort. A recent survey in a local paper revealed that 98% of tourists and 95% of Thais were against the opening of the marine park.

About George Berry

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