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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.

The Aquarium Community Finally Takes the Responsible Step for Dolphins of Taiji

The Aquarium Community Finally Takes the Responsible Step for Dolphins of Taiji

July 6, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

At last, after many years of campaigning, the aquarium industry takes action to end the sourcing of captive live dolphins from the Taiji slaughter in Japan.

Japan Prince Akishino Supports JAZA Decision!

Japan Prince Akishino Supports JAZA Decision!

May 29, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Japan's Prince Akishino, 2nd in line for the throne and President of JAZA, publicly endorsed JAZA's decision to end buying dolphins from the Taiji hunts.

Keep Cyprus Captivity-Free!

Keep Cyprus Captivity-Free!

May 27, 2015 by Laura Bridgeman

Take action, sign the petition.

Two Views of Dolphins in Japan

Two Views of Dolphins in Japan

May 26, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

There are two views of the dolphin issue in Japan, but one is growing stronger while the other is growing more desperate.

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