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Blog Archives: February 2012

Taiji Dolphin Hunts Closing Down for Season

Taiji Dolphin Hunts Closing Down for Season

February 29, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

The Taiji dolphin hunts have ended a month early this year, as reported by our volunteer Cove Monitor Tim Burns.

Hong Kong Airlines Grounds Plan to Ship Kidnapped Dolphins

Hong Kong Airlines Grounds Plan to Ship Kidnapped Dolphins

February 29, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Salvatore Cardoni of TakePart.com reports on a huge win for dolphins: Hong Kong Airlines announces they will no longer ship live dolphins.

Release of Updated “Behind the Dolphin Smile”

Release of Updated “Behind the Dolphin Smile”

February 28, 2012 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Ric O'Barry's classic book Behind the Dolphin Smile has been reprinted and is available in bookstores and online.

Today Was Awful

Today Was Awful

February 27, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

An astonishing 98 Pantropical spotted dolphins were killed today in the Cove, more than twice a much as any previous hunt this season, according to volunteer Cove Monitor Tim Burns.

REMINDER: Los Angeles Benefit for Dolphins

REMINDER: Los Angeles Benefit for Dolphins

February 25, 2012 by David Phillips, Save Japan Dolphins

Join us on March 3rd in Los Angeles for a celebrity-filled special evening to honor Ric O'Barry and the Dolphin Project!

Pacific White-sided Dolphin Drive

Pacific White-sided Dolphin Drive

February 24, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Out of several hundred Pacific white-sided dolphins, the dolphin hunters only pick two.  Volunteer Cove Monitor Tim Burns explains why.

Irresponsible: Letter from Taiji Whale Museum

Irresponsible: Letter from Taiji Whale Museum

February 22, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

The Taiji Whale Museum sends an answer, but Sad and Lonely remain in the World's Smallest Dolphin Tank.

Leilani: Racing for the Dolphins (Video Added)

Leilani: Racing for the Dolphins (Video Added)

February 19, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our dear friend Leilani Munter raced at Daytona yesterday and won BIG for the dolphins!

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