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Controversial 'Tiger King' Zoo to Close Indefinitely

The Truth About Tigers In Captivity and the Wild

Netflix’s “Tiger King” will be remembered for getting many of us through a few hours of what seems like eternal quarantine. It hits all the points that make for good television: dynamic characters and...
Another Major Travel Giant Just Cut Ties With SeaWorld

Another Major Travel Giant Just Cut Ties With SeaWorld

Travel industry leader AAA Northeast just cut ties with SeaWorld following months of protests against animal cruelty. AAA Northeast, which encompasses clubs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island, will...
Even Joe Rogan Thinks SeaWorld Is 'Slavery'

Even Joe Rogan Thinks SeaWorld Is ‘Slavery’

In a recent podcast, Joe Rogan compared what happens to SeaWorld orcas to slavery. "First of all, what are we that we have those things in captivity. A big shoutout to Canada...

New ‘Blackfish’ Documentary Explores Shocking Reality of Whale Captivity

A new animal welfare documentary called "Long Gone Wild" is set to be released this year. The film picks up where "Blackfish" left off, raising awareness about the cruelty orcas face in captivity and...
Canada Just Banned Whale and Dolphin Captivity

Canada Just Banned Whale and Dolphin Captivity

(Updated June 14, 2019) Canada has banned venues such as aquariums and theme parks from keeping whales, dolphins, and porpoises in captivity for entertainment. The new legislation, Bill S-203, passed the House of Commons today....
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Trying to Free the Bronx Zoo Elephant

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Trying to Free the Bronx Zoo Elephant

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC supports the effort to free Happy, the Bronx Zoo elephant who has been alone for over a decade. The Bronx native responded to a Twitter thread calling on...

SeaWorld Urged to Disclose Truth Behind ‘Blackfish’ Orca Deaths

Nine claimants, including the Animal Welfare Insitute (AWI) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, have filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over a lack of SeaWorld orca necropsy reports. The group...
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The Canadian ‘Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphin Act’ Clears the Senate

After three years of Conservative Party opposition, the Canadian "Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphin Act" has cleared the Senate, moving on to the House of Commons. As its name suggests, the act, known...
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Tank-Trapped ‘Orca’ Urges Pittsburgh to Take a Stand Against SeaWorld Cruelty

Earlier this week, a volunteer donning an orca costume was contained to a tiny tank outside of a Pittsburgh AAA Automotive Club office in a bid to urge the company to end ties with...
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Major Canadian Airlines WestJet and Air Canada Drop SeaWorld Partnership Over Marine Mammal Captivity

Canadian airlines WestJet and Air Canada have officially severed ties with SeaWorld in response to public concern for the welfare of captive marine animals. International organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) reports that WestJet moved...

Mexico City Officially Bans Dolphinariums

In a victory for captive dolphins, Mexico City announced an official ban on dolphinariums last week, putting an end to captive dolphins within the city limits. According to La Verdad, the reform not only bans captive...
City of Barcelona Bans Exhibition and Breeding of Captive Dolphins

City of Barcelona Bans Exhibition and Breeding of Captive Dolphins

In a victory for dolphins, the city of Barcelona has announced an official ban on captive cetaceans, encompassing dolphin exhibits at aquariums and captive breeding facilities. Reported by El Periodico, the move was supported by the...

SeaWorld Sales Down $175.9 Million As Blackfish Continues to Haunt Them

Blaming their second-quarter loss of $175.9 million on a reduction of advertising nationwide, 'misconception' of animal treatment at their parks and competitive pressure from rival theme parks (such as Universal and Disney), SeaWorld has...

BREAKING! SeaWorld’s Last Captive Baby Orca Has Died at Just 3 Months Old

At only 3 months old, SeaWorld's last Orca to be born in captivity has died. "Kyara" was the final killer whale in SeaWorld's orca-breeding program and had reportedly been suffering from an infection since last...