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The case of David and Louise Turpin, the California parents who kept their 13 children chained to their beds and severely malnourished, has echoes of other severe and disturbing child abuse and captivity cases.
Fourteen years ago when Dolphin Project first stepped foot onto the shores of The Cove, I committed to exposing the brutal slaughter that takes place there every year. And I haven't stopped since.
My life has been dedicated to defending dolphins around the world, especially in Japan. For people to criticize me and Sea Shepherd for not doing enough is insulting.
Dentition as a Welfare Indicator Do you  remember going to the dentist as a child for a checkup? Do you remember how happy
SeaWorld should reconsider their active opposition to sea pens and should work with scientists, trainers, and environmental organizations to establish sea pen sanctuaries to retire their orcas, beluga whales, and dolphins.
There is no freedom from their dependence on their human keepers for food. Captivity is a full-time duty that has been forced upon them by humans, and there are never any breaks from it.
Even though the decision to end captive breeding of orcas is a much-needed step in the right direction, the way that SeaWorld has presented its decision to the public and the media has been disingenuous. SeaWorld is bowing to consumer pressure to survive.
There's no question that animal advocacy is a challenging endeavor, and changing public attitudes and laws to protect animals from cruelty and suffering is a long, painstaking process. But, each year, we find that we are making significant progress -- even if it's slower than we'd like.
Sign the petition to free all dolphins and whales from captivity. The evidence for this invasive research on female orcas
The actions taken by the Dallas Zoo, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and Wichita's Sedgwick County Zoo have done nothing to help elephants but will irrefutably harm them for decades to come. All three zoos should be roundly condemned by everyone who cares about elephants.
"Blackfish tracks the story of Tilikum, but I'm aware of Morgan's story too. In order for people to understand what's happening
As depicted in the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, have just ended after another six-month long season, although harpooning of pilot whales will continue offshore for several more months.
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The best place for a Sumatran tiger is in Sumatra--not the Sacramento Zoo. Yet, it's now reported that a 15-year-old Sumatran
As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can't avoid because -- as they boast on Madison Avenue -- you're captive. That's right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.
It is a commonly held belief that small wild cats are really much more low maintenance for a zoo in terms of required care
Bear researchers and managers are sometimes critical of ex situ programs. Skeptical that zoo science confers much, if any value to better understanding polar bears in captivity or in the wild where polar bear habitat is clearly vanishing, field biologists are sometimes justified in their skepticism.
Judge Totenberg further noted that the Georgia Aquarium lawsuit "casts a wide net but catches little of substance". She further