Animal's death at Dolphin Marine Magic remains a mystery

October 21, 2015 by Simon King  


The death of a dolphin at a NSW entertainment park remains unexplained as the Department of Primary Industries refuses to comment on the circumstances of the animal’s containment. The youngest dolphin at Coffs Harbour’s Dolphin Marine Magic had been one of six dolphins, including four males, kept in a pool that, by the DPI’s standards, was too small — until an inquiry in June deemed it big enough, without evidence to support that claim. The…
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In hot water: The Today Show is slammed on social media for filming at Sea World as critics accuse water park of animal cruelty

October 20, 2015 by Sophie Goulopoulos  

Daily Mail Australia

Keeping marine life in captivity is an incredibly divisive issue, and this week, theToday Showhas landed in hot water after choosing to broadcast from Sea World. Impassioned viewers inundated the breakfast show's official Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter on Monday to express their disappointment at the broadcast location, accusing the Gold Coast water park of cruelty for keeping animals in captivity. Thousands of negative comments were made to the show's official Facebook page, despite Sea…
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How thousands of dolphins die for your cheap tuna sarnie: 98% of canned fish sold by John West are caught by methods which indiscriminately kill other marine life

October 16, 2015 by Philip Hoare  

Daily Mail Australia

They are perhaps the most intelligent species on earth after humans. And they are dying torturous deaths to fill our lunchtime sandwiches. A terrifying new report has found that 98 per cent of canned fish sold by Britain’s best-known purveyors, John West, are caught by methods which indiscriminately kill other marine life — including dolphins. This is despite a claim from the company that its entire output would be sustainably caught by 2016. Not only…
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Official complaint lodged against Marineland

October 14, 2015  

The Riviera Times

Following the death yesterday of 19-year-old orca, Valentin, at Marineland an American animal welfare charity has made an official complaint to the French government. Last week 90% of the controversial park in Antibes was flooded by the torrential rain and the tanks were polluted with flood water. A statement from Marineland on its Facebook page said. “We are extremely sad to announce the death of Valentin, a killer whale born in the park. We experienced…
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West Bengal to set up India's first dolphin reserve: All you need to know

October 12, 2015  

India Today

In order to save the Gangetic Dolphin or River Dophin, which is the national aquatic animal of India, the government of West Bengal has decided to set up India's first dolphin community reserve. The reserve will be set up in the Hoogly River between the districts of Malda and South 24 Paraganas. The forest personnel are aiming for a one-year deadline for this purpose. This decision was taken at a meeting of the State Wildlife…
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Coastal Commission bans captive orca breeding at SeaWorld San Diego

October 9, 2015 by Hugo Martin  

Los Angeles Times

The spectacular killer whale shows that have captivated audiences for decades at SeaWorld San Diego but infuriated animal rights activists could be coming to an end. After an all-day meeting that drew hundreds of supporters and critics of the park, the California Coastal Commission moved to ban captive whale breeding and drastically restrict the movement of whales in and out of the park. Those were the conditions set as part of its approval of a…
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