TripAdvisor Will No Longer Sell Tickets to Dolphin or Whale Attractions

TripAdvisor has announced it will no longer sell tickets to major attractions that import or breed captive dolphins and whales for entertainment. This update will affect major attractions including SeaWorld. Animal activists consider this a win. TripAdvisor created an animal welfare policy in 2016 and this is its latest update. Both the company and Viator, […]

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Heartbreaking! Pod of Taiji Dolphins Trapped in Cove Huddled Together for Comfort Before Slaughter

Every year, a horrifically cruel large-scale hunt takes place in Taiji, Japan. As Daily Mail explains, “Fishermen use metal poles inserted into the water and struck with hammers to create a ‘wall of sound’ that confuses the animals and drives them into the cove.” This year’s hunt began on September 1st and fishermen are targeting […]

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New Zealand bans swimming with bottlenose dolphins after numbers plunge

The New Zealand government has banned tourists from swimming with bottlenose dolphins in an attempt to save the struggling species. According to the department of conservation [DoC] research has shown that humans were “loving the dolphins too much” and human interaction was “having a significant impact on the population’s resting and feeding behaviour”. The ban […]

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The Other Side of the Faroe Islands: Beautiful Islands, Barbaric Whale Hunts

The Faroe Islands are a beautiful, remote archipelago between Iceland and Norway in the Atlantic Ocean. Nature lovers have been drawn to the scenic islands for years, known for their mountains, coastal cliffs, and abundant wildlife. But these islands aren’t all magic. For centuries, the local community has participated in an annual whale hunt in […]

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Hundreds of dolphins have died along Gulf Coast since February, scientists say

At least 279 dolphins have become stranded across much of the US Gulf coast since the start of February, triple the usual number, and about 98% of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects from the 2010 BP oil spill and more immediate […]

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