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JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

May 20, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

A huge victory for Save Japan Dolphins:  JAZA votes to stop buying live dolphins from Taiji!

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

May 18, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

This week, will JAZA leave WAZA, or will JAZA stop subsidizing the Taiji dolphin slaughter?

Charles Krauthammer says Free Willy

Charles Krauthammer says Free Willy

May 8, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants SeaWorld to Free Willy.

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

May 4, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Recently, Korean activists backed by Earth Island Institute Philippines held a press conference opposing the trafficking in beluga whales.

MEDIA ALERT WAZA Suspends JAZA Due to Dolphin Hunt

MEDIA ALERT WAZA Suspends JAZA Due to Dolphin Hunt

April 29, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

For our Save Japan Dolphins Campaign, we've issued a media release to the Japanese media about WAZA suspending the membership of JAZA because of their use of the bloody Taiji dolphin hunts to catch dolphins for captivity.

The Silence of the Tanks

The Silence of the Tanks

April 28, 2015 by Laura Bridgeman

SeaWorld claims their tanks are quieter than the ocean.

WAZA Finally Kicks JAZA Out

WAZA Finally Kicks JAZA Out

April 22, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Responding to pressure from Earth Island and other groups, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has finally kicked out the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for violations of WAZA's animal cruelty code.

Earth Island Advances Lawsuit Against SeaWorld

Earth Island Advances Lawsuit Against SeaWorld

April 13, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

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.

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