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WSJ calls it the "Crisis of the week".
A new lawsuit challenges SeaWorld's false claims about orcas in captivity -- Earth Island is working directly with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and the plaintiffs to seek an order forcing SeaWorld to tell the truth.
John Hargrove, star of Blackfish and author of Beneath the Surface, visited us at Earth Island, and here is what he had to say about SeaWorld in this exclusive interview.
Read about the landmark ruling.
Read our Cove Report on the Sept. 2014 to Feb. 2015 season of dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, where catch of bottlenose dolphins is down 80% from last year.
Earth Island's International Dolphin Safe Monitoring Program saves the lives of 80,000 to 100,000 dolphins each year. Here's how.
Ringling is retiring elephants. Why can't SeaWorld retire orcas, dolphins and belugas?
In the ongoing case of the import of 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia, here is our press release.
The truth about the Keiko Release effort and why it was so successful.
Legislation to ban dolphin and whale captivity in the state of Washington and to phase out orca captivity in California have stalled and need support.
Episode 1 in our mini-series, "Questioning Captivity".
Could this captive orca be one step closer to freedom?
In the Philippines, Earth Island Dolphin Safe monitors train to help stranded dolphins and whales.
Mercury levels are rising in the North Pacific Ocean, according to new scientific studies of the pollution. This means dolphins in Taiji will become likely even more toxic.
Read about the campaign to close a captive facility in Italy & write a letter to the government.
SeaWorld continues to sink, with both attendance and income down substantially for their 4th quarter.
The Miami Dolphins football team has ended a three year promotion with SeaWorld, further sapping corporate support from the dolphin prison.
People in San Diego are petitioning the local government to support retiring Corky, a SeaWorld orca, to her home waters of British Columbia.
Author of Death At SeaWorld writes about our 2014 Cove Report.
What should SeaWorld do? We have some ideas.
Earth Island presents a summary of the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, to date, and what we can expect for this hunt season.
Earth Island wishes Ric O'Barry all the best in his new endeavors.
For 2015, we have ten priorities for Earth Island's work to protect whales and dolphins all around the world.
Read about Japan's new plans to kill yet more whales in Antarctica, in defiance of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Sign the petition for cetacean rights!
In Hokkaido, whale watching is becoming more and more popular with Japanese tourists, watching species that the Japan government targets for slaughter.
Cetaceans have the right to be free. We just need to recognize it.
Student Phoebe Goldstein of Colorado tells us how she got her school to drop SeaWorld from their field trip.
Dr. Roger Payne, one of the world's foremost whale scientists, urges Japan to end the killing of dolphins in Taiji.
Our staff member Femke den Haas tells the full story of the rescue of four endangered blue whales in Indonesia.
Jennifer Wolfsong is running a 100-mile race to benefit our Save Japan Dolphins Campaign!
A Dolphins Tale is a Hollywood fantasy; here's the ugly truth about Winter the dolphin and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.
GOOD NEWS: Femke den Haas of Jakarta Animal Aid Network reports that all the blue whales are free and in the ocean!
Earth Island Institute and our colleagues have been successful in being allowed to intervene in a court case to prevent the importation of eighteen wild-caught beluga whales from Russia to the Georgia Aquarium and three SeaWorld parks.
Our volunteer Cove Monitor Heather Hill managed to gain access to the Taiji Whale Museum to photograph and video Angel in her tank, and the results show continued problems for the little albino dolphin.
Shifting our collective ethics about dolphins
Los delfines han evolucionado por millones de años, adaptándose perfectamente a la vida marina. Los problemas relacionados con el cautiverio incluyen, pero no se limitan, a los siguientes hechos.
Decir no al cautiverio!
The claim by the government of Japan that the dolphin drive hunts are "traditional culture" in Taiji is nonsense -- the hunts started in 1969.
Good news from India: No dolphinariums will be authorized by the government!
Ric O'Barry tells of blood dolphins caught in the Solomon Islands, trained in the Philippines, but destined for small tanks in Singapore.
SeaWorld is putting out a press release to emphasize their "rescue" work with dolphins, whales, and seals, but don't buy what they are trying to sell.