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A wild orca in Iceland

Shocking footage of captive orca butting head against wall

Distressing scenes have recently emerged from Marineland in Ontario where Kiska, the loneliest whale in the world, has been filmed violently thrashing her head against the side of her tank. Kiska is a wild caught Icelandic orca who has spent the last four decades in captivity. She was just three years old when she was…

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Another orca dies in captivity

Days after we launched our latest campaign calling on travel company TUI  to stop promoting trips to captive whale and dolphin shows, SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of yet another orca held in a concrete tank for profit. According to reports Amaya, a six year old female orca died suddenly after showing signs…

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Ex-captive dolphins give birth in the wild

Three Indo-Pacific dolphins who were successfully released back into the wild after being illegally captured off the coast of South Korea over a decade ago, have rejoined their pod and had babies.  Around 120  Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins live around Jeju Island in the Korea Strait off South Korea. Between 2009 to 2010, 11 individuals were illegally…

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Captive dolphins in the Netherlands to move to China

Plans announced by Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Netherlands that it will end its dolphin shows have turned out to be bad news for the dolphins concerned, as the facility has revealed that it intends on moving eight of the bottlenose dolphins it keeps to China. Harderwijk will also move the walrus and sea lions it holds, and…

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Brussels bans whale and dolphin captivity

A major boost in our quest to end captivity for whales and dolphins has been confirmed by authorities in the Brussels Capital-Region following their announcement of a ban on keeping marine mammals in tanks for human entertainment. The ban includes seals, sea lions as well as whales and dolphins and means that marine parks containing…

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