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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

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Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

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© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

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Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn thanks the Humble Community after WDC is named Humble Bundle’s August charity of the month

Online video games platform Humble Bundle has announced further support for WDC s work to end the cruel practice of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity through its charity of the month programme. 

Funds will be raised across a range of games, software and book bundles, and through the Humble store for the month of August. Humble Bundle’s unique system allows you to only pay what you want for a bundle and also choose how much goes to charity.

WDC is also working in partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust, to build the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary, which will become home to two belugas, Little White and Little Grey, caught from the wild and currently living in captivity in an aquarium in China.  In a video announcement from Iceland, the location of the sanctuary, WDC’s Patron and Game of Thrones star, Jerome Flynn, thanked the Humble Bundle community for their ongoing support: The funds that you have raised will directly contribute to this ground-breaking project, which we hope will be the first of many sanctuaries all over the world – and the beginning of the end of captivity.”

Abbie Cheesman, who manages WDC’s partnerships, added: Even today, whales and dolphins are taken from their homes, separated from their families and confined to small, concrete tanks for human ‘entertainment’. It’s so exciting to know that soon, Little Grey and Little White will be swimming in a new, more natural ocean home. However, sadly, over 3,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are still held in captivity – all of whom deserve the same opportunity to live safe and free. We are incredibly grateful for the support from Humble Bundle and the amazing Humble Bundle community, as well as all of the developers, studios and publishers involved, in so generously supporting our work to end captivity. Thank you!”

Since 2010, Humble Bundle and it’s community have contributed over $130 million to charities and good causes all over the world.

Find out more by visiting www.humblebundle.com