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Permit delays could stop whale hunts in Iceland this summer

As whaling ships go out to hunt for another season in Norway, news from Iceland...
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Māori king declares rights for whales in New Zealand

New Zealand's Māori king and other native leaders across the Pacific region have signed a...
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More success for our End Captivity campaign. Jet2holidays stops promoting dolphin shows

Jet2holidays has followed easyJet's recent announcement and become the latest major tour operator in the...
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Success! easyJet becomes latest holiday company to turn its back on marine parks

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easyJet holidays has announced that it will no longer offer harmful animal-based attractions to its customers.

This new policy rules out zoos, theme parks and tourist attractions featuring animal performances and animal rides.

This is a great step forward by easyJet and a damning indictment for the whale and dolphin captivity industry. Keeping whales and dolphins for 'entertainment' is cruel.

We've been campaigning successfully for years to persuade UK travel companies like Virgin Holiday, Thomas Cook and British Airways to stop promoting these circuses to their customers. And we are continuing to target operators like TUI and Jet2 to end their involvement in this cruelty by stopping the sale of tickets to captive whale and dolphin shows.

Imprisoned and forced to perform, a tank is a featureless prison cell for such wide-ranging individuals who are used to swimming many miles every day in the ocean. Confined in a small space for years on end, whales and dolphins may swim endlessly in circles, lie on the floor of the tank for many hours, chew on the sides of the pool and repeat the same patterns of behaviour over and over.

Ocean sanctuaries provide alternative, more natural homes for captive whales and dolphins where they can enjoy improved health and welfare and even be prepared for release into the wild.

Find out more about this and how we helped create the world's first beluga whale sanctuary here