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Less Than Two Weeks Into Killing Season

Less than two weeks have passed since Taiji, Japan’s annual dolphin hunting season began and already, the lives of 22 dolphins have been unjustly taken for meat; 24 were taken into captivity for a life behind glass walls. Each season, the … Continue reading

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Captivity: Home Away From Home?

Jacques Cousteau, the famous marine conservationist, once said, “No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea.” Flipper the dolphin, Shamu the killer whale, and Andre the … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Stand Idly By

A war has been staged by the fisherman of Taiji, Japan. Against who, you ask? Poor, defenseless and innocent dolphins. Today, a pod of Risso’s dolphins was killed. After 2-3 babies had witnessed the murder of their family, they were … Continue reading

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Fin Collapse in Killer Whales

Approximately 1% of wild orcas exhibit fin collapse, where the dorsal fin leans to one side.  A rare occurrence in the wild, fin collapse is exhibited more in whales with poor health, and may result from serious injury, such as … Continue reading

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