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UPDATE Orca Freedom Concert & Auction & T-shirts

UPDATE Orca Freedom Concert & Auction & T-shirts

April 16, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

There are still some tickets available for the Kiss the Sky!  Orca Freedom Concert on Earth Day, April 22nd, in Seattle, but they are going FAST!

Interim Study for Orca Bill AB 2140

Interim Study for Orca Bill AB 2140

April 8, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

The California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee will hold AB 2140, the orca captivity phase-out bill, for an Interim Study, likely lasting into next year.

We Remember Angel

We Remember Angel

April 7, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Earth Island sponsors an ad in today's New York Times in tribute to Angel, the little albino dolphin in the Taiji Whale Museum.

Freeing Orcas in California AB 2140

Freeing Orcas in California AB 2140

March 31, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Earth Island, Ric O'Barry and the Free Willy Keiko Foundation urge passage of AB 2140, the California Orca Welfare and Safety Act.

WAZA Agrees on Need for Action for Dolphins

WAZA Agrees on Need for Action for Dolphins

March 29, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

In a meeting with Ric O'Barry and other activists, WAZA's Director proposes to host a meeting between Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan and the leader of JAZA, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

WAZA Should Dump Japanese Affiliate JAZA

WAZA Should Dump Japanese Affiliate JAZA

March 24, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Ric O'Barry is in Europe this week for a big demonstration and meeting with the leadership of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Friday, March 28th.

The Lonely Life of Tilikum

The Lonely Life of Tilikum

March 12, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

At SeaWorld Orlando, the orca Tilikum lives a lonely life, as reported by Helene Hesselager O'Barry.

An Angel in Hell

An Angel in Hell

March 9, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry inspects the Taiji Whale Museum (in disguise), observing Angel and her confinement.  She's alive, but an angel living in hell.

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