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Dolphin Project Goes To Press: Free Angel Or Watch Her Die

(ANIMAL WELFARE/DOLPHINS) The Dolphin Project recently ran an ad in the New York Times to save Angel, a rare albino dolphin being held captive at Japan’s Taiji Whale Museum. Angel faces certain death in captivity if she’s not released to a more fitting home. Because her return to the wild is no longer possible since […]

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Blue-whales are the world's largest known animals. Photo Credit: Erik Olson, New York Times

Sea Shepherd Cracks Down On Cruel Sport

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Since 1983, the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has been fighting to stop whale and dolphin Grind hunting in the Faroe Islands—also referred to as the Taiji of the North—and now they’re ready for their next battle with their summer launch of “Operation GrindStop 2014.” For those unfamiliar with the term, a Grind is […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Leilani Münter</p>

Stock Car Driver Races To Save Dolphins

(OCEANS/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Activist and race car driver, Leilani Münter, is adding fuel to a Tempe, Arizona event in support of Japan Dolphins Day. The event, which is set to correspond with the beginning of Japan’s annual dolphin drive hunt, commences on Friday. Münter joins a dedicated group of activists that hope to educate the world […]

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Protest Marine Mammal Captivity At uShaka Sea World

(ACTIVISM) SOUTH AFRICA — Each year, thousands of dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji on the south coast of Japan. Bottlenose dolphins are then pre-selected by trainers and sold for as much as $200,000 to marine parks all over the world such as Marineland, where the animals remain in captivity and are forced to perform circus […]

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<p>Photo Credit: via Ecorazzi.com</p>

900 Dolphins Slaughtered In Retaliation

(OCEANS) Villagers in the Solomon Islands have slaughtered up to 900 dolphins in retaliation for a payment dispute with the non-profit conservation group Earth Island Institute (EII). The Berkeley-based group had supposedly promised the Fanalei villagers on the island of Malaita $2.4 million Solomon Island Dollars (about $335,000 USD) to stop hunting and selling dolphins and dolphin […]

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Hardy Jones, Bluevoice.org

Why The Dolphin Hunt Is Even Worse Than It Seems

While most already see the annual dolphin hunt as a horrific act, Hardy Jones says there’s more to hold against the slaughter than we already know. He argues that dolphins are so highly contaminated by marine toxins that they pose a serious threat to human and environmental health overall–so the Taiji villagers eating the dolphin […]

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