Blog: Captivity Industry
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.
Earth Island sponsors an ad in today's New York Times in tribute to Angel, the little albino dolphin in the Taiji Whale Museum.
Earth Island, Ric O'Barry and the Free Willy Keiko Foundation urge passage of AB 2140, the California Orca Welfare and Safety Act.
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.
At SeaWorld Orlando, the orca Tilikum lives a lonely life, as reported by Helene Hesselager O'Barry.
Ric O'Barry inspects the Taiji Whale Museum (in disguise), observing Angel and her confinement. She's alive, but an angel living in hell.
Get your tickets for the Orca Freedom Concert, featuring Heart with special guest Graham Nash and Joan Jett, coming up on Earth Day in Seattle. Proceeds benefit orca research and preservation organizations, including Earth Island Institute's International Marine Mammal Project.
Just before the Christmas holidays, SeaWorld posted a full-page newspaper ad, stating a number of things about captive orcas that are, frankly, rubbish.