Blog: Captivity Industry
Ric O'Barry and the Dolphin Project are calling for an investigation by the US Attorney General and the NOAA General Counsel of the payment to people to stand in line for hours and attend the public hearing of the Georgia Aquarium's permit to import eighteen captive beluga whales from Russia.
Volunteer Cove Monitor Ruth Williams reports on a lucky escape for a pod of dolphins, and she hands out The Cove to students.
Ric O'Barry testifies today before the National Marine Fisheries Service against the import of eighteen captive belugas from Russia.
Rachel Larivee from Canada reports on the historic demonstration in front of Marineland calling for the notorious facillity to be closed down.
The Georgia Aquarium wants to import eighteen belguas caught in the wild, but almost half the belugas kept in the aquariums supporting the permit have died in captivity.
Our Japanese Cove Monitor Sakura tells us about the rounding up of bottlenose dolphins in Taijji, apparently just for captivity.
Last week, when Ric was in the Philippines, he conducted an investigation of a so-called dolphin rehabilitation center.
The dolphin hunters of Taiji have changed their game this year, making it hard for our volunteer Cove Monitors to keep up with them. Becca Jurczak reports on the capture of bottlenose dolphins.