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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 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.

Kiss the Sky  Orca Freedom Concert

Kiss the Sky Orca Freedom Concert

March 2, 2014 by Mark J. Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

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.

SeaWorld’s Pathetic Open Letter

SeaWorld’s Pathetic Open Letter

February 25, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Just before the Christmas holidays, SeaWorld posted a full-page newspaper ad, stating a number of things about captive orcas that are, frankly, rubbish.

Yoko Ono’s Open Letter to Taiji

Yoko Ono’s Open Letter to Taiji

January 20, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ono: "The way you are insisting on a big celebration of killing so many Dolphins...will make the children of the world hate the Japanese."

A Silent Winter for SeaWorld?

A Silent Winter for SeaWorld?

December 17, 2013 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Muscians are canceling their gigs at SeaWorld in response to a grassroots movement to protest the inhumane captivity of orcas and dolphins.

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