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Korea and Cetaceans: A Key Time

Korea and Cetaceans: A Key Time

May 20, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry travels to the Republic of Korea to consult with the government and grassroots organizations about rehabilitating illegally-captured dolphins.

A Thank You Letter to Mayor Sangen of Taiji

A Thank You Letter to Mayor Sangen of Taiji

April 16, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry sends a thank you letter to Mayor Sangen of Taiji for moving Sad and Lonely to a new bigger outdoor tank at the Taiji Whale Museum.

Surfing for Dolphins in Taiji

Surfing for Dolphins in Taiji

April 8, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Tim Burns, our volunteer Cove Monitor in Taiji, tells about his encounters with a Japanese surfer in Japan.

Protecting Dolphins in Germany & Switzerland (Video Link Added)

Protecting Dolphins in Germany & Switzerland (Video Link Added)

April 3, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric reports on his trip to Germany and Switzerland, with press conferences and major demonstrations in front of dolphinariums.  His message: "Don't buy a ticket!"

Partial Victory: Sad and Lonely are Moved

Partial Victory: Sad and Lonely are Moved

April 1, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Sad and Lonely are in a new better tank at the Taiji Whale Museum, with thanks to Japanese activists and the Mayor of Taiji.  But Ric O'Barry notes WAZA did nothing.

A Dolphin Debate in Hong Kong

A Dolphin Debate in Hong Kong

March 17, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry debates the owner of Ocean Park in Hong Kong, a dolphinarium.

A Hong Kong Visit

A Hong Kong Visit

March 14, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry is in Hong Kong to screen The Cove, speak to students and the media, and debate the owners of the dolphinarium Ocean Park.

Hong Kong Airlines Grounds Plan to Ship Kidnapped Dolphins

Hong Kong Airlines Grounds Plan to Ship Kidnapped Dolphins

February 29, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Salvatore Cardoni of TakePart.com reports on a huge win for dolphins: Hong Kong Airlines announces they will no longer ship live dolphins.

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