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Sign the Petition to IMATA to Get Their Trainers out of the Taiji Dolphin Business
| David Phillips, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Help sign the petition to put pressure on the Int'l Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) to get their certified trainers out of the waters of Taiji, Japan where they are helping select and measure dolphins for a life in captivity. Read More >


Mark Palmer Testifies to California Coastal Commission on SeaWorld’s False Statements
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director of the Earth Island Institute's International Marine Mammal Project, testifies to the California Coastal Commission against SeaWorld San Diego's proposed Blue World project. Palmer encouraged the development of rehabilitation and release facilities, pointing out that there exist good candidates for release at SeaWorld. One such candidate is the orca Corky, whom was stolen from the Pacific Northwest population. A banner for Corky was presented to the commission with help from Michael Reppy, who also presented later in the day. Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

Orca Scientist Dr. Ingrid Visser’s Testimony to Coastal Commission Against Orca Captivity
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Dr. Ingrid Visser flew all the way from New Zealand to make a presentation to the California Coastal Commission regarding SeaWorld's proposed Blue World Project. She was the first speaker to address the issues following a presentation by SeaWorld representatives. Dr. Visser, who has extensive experience with studying orcas in the wild, made compelling comparisons between wild individuals and those in SeaWorld's tanks, illustrating how damaging captivity is for these wide-ranging beings. Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

Sara Wan, Former Chair of California Coastal Commission, Stands Up for Captive Orcas
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

For many years, Sara Wan was a member and the chairperson of the California Coastal Commission. So, what she had to say to the Commission carried with it extra weight. Luckily for the captive orcas of SeaWorld, Sara was on their side! Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

What Will SeaWorld Do?  Four Potential Moves
| Laura Bridgeman, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Everyone wants to know what will SeaWorld do now that their tank expansion plan can only happen if orca breeding ends. Here is a review of some of their options. Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

SeaWorld Tank Expansion Approved Only with Ban on Breeding of Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

In a stunning victory, the California Coastal Commission conditioned SeaWorld San Diego’s expansion of orca tanks (called by SeaWorld the “Blue World Project”) on SeaWorld ending breeding or moving captive orcas into California, effectively telling SeaWorld to phase out captive orcas. Read More >

Topics: SeaWorld

Stopping IMATA Trainers From Participating In the Cruel Taiji Dolphin Captures
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Our message is simple: We are asking IMATA to follow the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in denouncing the captures of dolphins during the horrendous Taiji dolphin drive hunts going on right now in Japan, and to take action against its members who participate in the capture, training, selling or buying involved in stripping these dolphins from their families and subsidizing the brutal hunts by paying top dollar for "show quality" dolphins. Read More >

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The Latest on Earth Island Institute’s SeaWorld Lawsuit
| David Phillips, August 24, 2015

The Latest on Earth Island Institute's SeaWorld Lawsuit Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

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