Cathy Williamson was policy manager of our End Captivity Programme until July 2021.
Tourist hotspots to roadside zoos – investigating the many faces of dolphin captivity in Latin America and the Caribbean
It’s the paradise dream – a bright blue sea against a backdrop of palm trees, four or five dolphins jumping in unison out of the…Read More
Will we ever see an end to whale and dolphin captures in Russia?
The infamous whale jail on Russia’s Far East coast stands empty. Between late summer 2018 and November 2019, more than 100 wild-caught beluga whales and…Read More
Successful campaigning starts at home – how WDC supports grassroots end captivity campaigners
For the last 20 years, I’ve been leading Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s work to end the capture, trade and keeping of whales, dolphins and porpoises…Read More
Life in lockdown – is this what captivity for whales and dolphins is like?
I’m stuck at home with my immediate family, trying to get used to a new routine of work shifts and home schooling, limited exercise and…Read More
Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?
It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We have been fighting for many years to end the capture…Read More
Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild
It’s not just the dolphins who are killed or captured in Japan’s cruel hunts that suffer. It’s likely that dolphins who witness the hunts but…Read More