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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Is this dolphin being playful or is it brain damaged? Sea World says 'drunk' looking dolphin sticking its tongue out at tourists is fine but expert warns it could be suffering

October 7, 2015 by Alisha Buaya  

Daily Mail Australia

Bizarre footage of a dolphin repeatedly sticking its tongue out at bystanders while in captivity has emerged. The dolphin at the Sea World marine animal park on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, is seen moving its head in the shallow water and poking out its pink tongue as if it's too big for its mouth. Dr Verné Dove, a Marine Mammal Veterinarian, told Daily Mail Australia it is likely the dolphin has a 'neurological impairment’.…
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