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Breach! Support the film the whalers don’t want you to see

I spoke last night to Los Angeles-based writer, director and film maker, Jonathan (Jonny) Zwick.  Jonny spent three months in Iceland last summer shooting footage for Breach, an independent documentary film that focuses on the cultural, scientific and economic ‘justifications’ which underpin the Icelandic whaling industry – and systematically deconstructs them. His film juxtaposes images…

TUI Germany to end support for whale and dolphin captivity?

WDC is very pleased at reports that TUI Germany will no longer offer holidaymakers trips to shows featuring captive whales and dolphins. We now await news from other branches of the TUI company, including Thomson and First choice holidays, which make up TUI UK, that they will follow suit. In December, WDC wrote to Thomson…

Process fails dolphins in Bruges

On 30th January, Belgium’s Animal Welfare Board announced the results of many months of deliberation by a dolphin working group established in 2011 to look at existing standards for captive dolphins in Belgium. There is one dolphinarium in Belgium in Bruges, Boudewijn SeaPark, which currently holds six bottlenose dolphins in captivity for shows and interaction…

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WDC Responds to SeaWorld’s Public Relations Campaigns

During the final weeks of December 2013, SeaWorld finally launched a counter-offensive public relations response to the growing tide of public discontent that has been mounting through an outpouring of social media and other events since the general release of the documentary Blackfish in July 2013. Compounding the ever-surmounting pressure undoubtedly spurred by the late-October…

If a whale breaches in a forest does it make a sound?

As many of you know our mission at WDC is to create a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free and we strive to do this in any way possible.  We also look for creative ways to communicate our messages with attention grabbing mediums that cut through the static that most individuals…

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There‘s no place like home

SeaWorld’s response to the growing ‘Blackfish effect’ continues to be that the movie is a misrepresentation of the facts that is based on a biased agenda. This argument is significantly undermined by the constant and repeated refusal by Sea World to be interviewed or to in any way give their side of the story. For…