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Conservation groups call on the travel industry to help build a better post pandemic future for captive whales and dolphins

Tilikum in captivity

Conservation groups call on the travel industry to help build a better post pandemic future for captive whales and dolphins

On the eve of the (virtual) World Travel Market event in London, WDC along with other welfare and conservation organisations have released a report calling on the travel industry to work with them and end support for whale and dolphin captivity shows, not prop up a cruel practice through ticket sales and promotions that shortens…

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Success! France to ban whales and dolphins in marine parks

WDC’s continued campaigning to end the keeping of whales and dolphins in captive facilities for human entertainment has received a big boost with the announcement by the French environment minister that the country will bring an end to this cruel practice. Barbara Pompili, France’s minister of ecological transition, revealed this week that a gradual ban…

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Concerns over water pollution at captive dolphin facility

Disturbing images taken recently have emerged of contaminated tanks containing dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras facility in Mexico. Dolphins can be seen swimming in water filled with excessive algae growth and other contaminates potentially caused by a lack of filtration and water maintenance. A captive dolphin produces large amounts of excrement with a tank…

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