Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

While most of the world is on lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the deadly pandemic sweeping the world, some countries are still continuing cruel activities. Japan and Norway have decided that commercial whale hunting, a horrible practice, is “essential.” Despite the global ban by International Whaling Commission on commercial whaling […]

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In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

COLOMBO — For Nilantha Kodithuwakku, a naturalist involved in whale and dolphin-watching operations, it’s always a spectacular scene to witness pods of playful dolphins jumping and spinning in the air. But occasionally the scene he encounters is of dolphin carcasses, either floating or washed ashore, with the tail flukes missing.Charles Anderson, a marine biologist based […]

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Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Around the world, fishermen use gillnets to catch tuna. But they don’t just catch tuna. Sadly, other fish and marine animals become “bycatch” like sea turtles, sharks, and cetaceans. Dolphins, in particular, are killed by the tens of thousands by this fishing technique. A recent study found that “More than 80% of Indian Ocean dolphins […]

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Booking.com No Longer Sells Tickets to Captive Animal Attractions!

Another win for animals! Booking.com is the latest site to announce they will not sell tickets to parks or attractions that feature whales and dolphins, or to circuses. The company’s new animal welfare policy prohibits selling tickets to SeaWorld, like aquariums and circuses. Circuses includes those that use elephants, big cats, primates or bears. The […]

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