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SeaWorld’s Revenue Has Dropped 95% From 2019

SeaWorld’s Revenue Has Dropped 95% From 2019

SeaWorld predicts a second-quarter revenue of $18 million, down almost 95 percent from $406 million last year. According to MarketWatch, the company expects Q2 attendance to be 300,000—down 6.2 million from 2019. In March, SeaWorld closed...

’The Cove’ Star Runs the World’s First Captive Dolphin Rehab Center

Camp Lumba Lumba in Indonesia is the world's first permanent rehabilitation center for captive dolphins. The center—located in Kemujan, Karimun Jawa—was constructed by the Central Jakarta Forestry Department, the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, and the...
SeaWorld’s Captive Animals Could Be Replaced By Robotic Dolphins

SeaWorld’s Captive Animals Could Be Replaced By Robotic Dolphins

Could SeaWorld's captive animal shows soon be replaced by robotic dolphins? San Francisco-based tech company Edge Innovations has created an animatronic bottlenose dolphin that moves and swims just like the real thing. Roger Holzberg and Walt...
This New VR Experience Offers Cruelty-Free Swimming With Dolphins

This New VR Experience Offers Cruelty-Free Swimming With Dolphins

A virtual reality experience in Northampton offers cruelty-free swimming with dolphins. New social enterprise VR Therapies launched the program in May. It is a world-first concept, combining four hydro pools with virtual reality (VR) headsets....
SeaWorld Just Banned Dolphin Surfing

SeaWorld Just Banned Dolphin Surfing

SeaWorld will no longer allow dolphin surfing in its marine parks. Soon, it will also stop allowing trainers to stand on the animal's noses during its shows. The decision to stop dolphin surfing comes following...

New Zealand Banned Swimming With Bottlenose Dolphins

Tourists can no longer swim with dolphins in New Zealand's Bay of Islands region. The New Zealand government has announced a ban on swimming with bottlenose dolphins in the area due to plunging numbers. The...
Alec Baldwin Urges SeaWorld to Stop Dolphin Cruelty

Alec Baldwin Urges SeaWorld to Stop Dolphin Cruelty

Actor Alec Baldwin is urging SeaWorld to stop its cruel treatment of dolphins. The "Boss Baby" and "30 Rock" star made the request during the marine park's annual online meeting. "My question is this," Baldwin...

Iran to Ban Parks That Promote Dolphin Cruelty

The Iranian government has announced it will release restrictions on the development of any new dolphinariums in the country in a bid to address animal cruelty concerns. The Deputy Director for the Department of Environment,...
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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...
U.S. Bans Gillnet-Caught Seafood to Save Endangered Vaquita Porpoises

U.S. Bans Gillnet-Caught Seafood to Save Endangered Vaquita Porpoises

The US Court of International Trade has issued an order for the Trump Administration to ban the import of seafood from Mexican fisheries that use gillnets. This method of fishing is notorious for gathering bycatch...

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...

Dominican Republic Bans the Sale of Dolphins for Entertainment

The Dominican Republic has passed legislation that prohibits the sale of dolphins, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project reported. The new legislation, published by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, is said to...
Vancouver Aquarium Banned From Keeping Captive Whales and Dolphins

Vancouver Aquarium Banned From Keeping Captive Whales and Dolphins

Updated May 27, 2019. In 2018, Vancouver Aquarium ended its dolphin and whale program for good due to the ongoing controversy around captive marine mammals. CEO John Nightingale said at the time, "e absolutely believe in...