Blog: Captivity Industry
Does the death of one dolphin say much about Taiji and the world? Ric O'Barry thinks it does.
Our Save Japan Dolphins Team in Taiji investigate banger boats, dolphin quotas, mercury poisoning, and the captive industry's subsidy of the dolphin slaughter.
Ric O'Barry announces a special trip to Japan, where Brian Barnes and our Japanese colleagues will investigate the status of dolphin and whale hunting in Taiji and the northern Japan coastal ports.
Ric O'Barry travels to Canada to tell a school how they can help save marine mammals.
CBS interviews a former SeaWorld trainer about the danger to trainers from Tilikum, the captive orca, returning to public shows at the aquarium.
Our volunteer monitor in Taiji, Brian Barnes, is refused when applying for a "swim-with-dolphins" program at Dolphin Base, but he manages to film the crowded shallow tank.
Our volunteer monitor in Taiji, Brian Barnes, has taken video of the filthy conditions for captive dolphins and photographs of trainers injecting drugs into fish fed to the dolphins.
Captive dolphins are being moved around, as reported by Save Japan Dolphins' Brian Barnes, while the dolphin hunters continue fishing.