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K21 Cappuccino - Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Annual Census for Southern Resident Orcas Puts Population at Only 73 Orcas

K21 Cappuccino - Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu The Center for Whale Research has released...

148 more fin whales killed in waters around Iceland

The Icelandic fin whaling season has now ended with a final, grim tally of 148...

Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales...

Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

Symbolic ban on dolphin captivity announced in Mexico

Mexico’s Legislative Assembly has taken a significant step in the right direction regarding dolphin captivity in the country by announcing a ban on dolphin shows and dolphin assisted therapy in the Federal District of Mexico.

There are two facilities in the District, Six Flag, and la Feria Chapultepec (which does not keep dolphins at present). The modified law does not apply to the rest of Mexico but does represent a symbolic and significant step towards a wider ban in the country, which has more than 30 facilities with approximately 300 dolphins held captive.

A new system of fines will apply to anyone who violates the new laws, and the facilities have been given three months to comply.

The Environment Commission’s president, Lopez Adame reiterated that Dolphin Discovery Six Flags Mexico is ranked as the sixth worst dolphinaria in America.

Keeping whales and dolphins in tanks is wrong. Wild whales and dolphins can travel up to one hundred miles a day, distances that they can never hope to reach trapped in a small concrete tank.

WDC is working to create wild sea sanctuaries for whales and dolphins

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