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Russian Orca Whale Imports Could Be Next

Russian Orca Whale Imports Could Be Next

August 17, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Our lawsuit to prevent the import from Russia of 18 wild-caught beluga whales was heard in court last week, but we fear wild orca imports from Russia may be next.

SPECIAL EVENT Susan Casey at the Brower Center

SPECIAL EVENT Susan Casey at the Brower Center

August 13, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Join bestselling author Susan Casey and the Earth Island Dolphin Team at the Brower Center in Berkeley, for a special event and booksigning on Wednesday, Sept. 9th.

Court Blocks SeaWorld’s Bid to Consolidate & Move Cases to Orlando

Court Blocks SeaWorld’s Bid to Consolidate & Move Cases to Orlando

August 7, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

SeaWorld has lost its bid to consolidate two lawsuits in federal court and move the trial to their home base in Orlando, Florida.  Score ONE for the captive orcas!

Susan Casey and Voices in the Ocean

Susan Casey and Voices in the Ocean

August 5, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Our friend Susan Casey, best-selling author, has come out with a new book about dolphins, entitled Voices in the Ocean, which features Earth Island staff and our adventures.

Update on Beluga Import Lawsuit

Update on Beluga Import Lawsuit

July 28, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

The lawsuit over importing 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia is coming to a climax.

UPDATE: CA Coastal Commission Should Deny SeaWorld Plan

UPDATE: CA Coastal Commission Should Deny SeaWorld Plan

July 22, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

UPDATE: Hearing Postponed. SeaWorld is trying to expand its concrete tanks for orcas in San Diego, but they should invest their money in retiring the orcas from circus act performances and instead transfer the orcas to bigger sea pens.  The California Coastal Commission is holding a hearing on the issue, and they can deny permission for the expansion.

Stop Sea Lion Captivity Permit

Stop Sea Lion Captivity Permit

July 19, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

A long-time leader of the captivity industry is seeking to obtain sea lions from California that can be rehabilitated and released, and instead wants to buy them for a life in captivity.

Say NO to New Dolphinarium in Poland!

Say NO to New Dolphinarium in Poland!

July 13, 2015 by Laura Bridgeman

Help stop this dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT), education and entertainment facility from becoming a reality.

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