Orca Blog

Beyond Blackfish to Salvation in a Sanctuary?

by Web Team

  Gabriela Cowperthwaite didn’t anticipate that directing Blackfish would propel orcas … let alone the documentary … into the center of such a huge anti-captivity cyclone. But it did. The 2013 film focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three human individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in […]

Dolphin Blog

Tragic Oil Spill in Santa Barbara

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Update: Slick Cover-ups and Dead Dolphins, but Graphics Can’t Show the Full Picture As we reported earlier, more than 10 miles of the Refugio/Santa Barbara, California, coastal community has experienced contact with and damage from over 100,000 gallons of thick, crude oil that poured into the ocean from a ruptured pipeline. The latest figures […]

Orcas begging for food.

Captive Orca Update

by Web Team

SeaWorld’s Excuses for Orca Entertainment Are a Complete Flop Earlier this month, IDA attended a roundtable discussion in San Diego where SeaWorld defended their captive orca programs and attempted to regain public trust. SeaWorld has been under fire ever since Tillikum, an adult male orca, killed a third person and the movie, Blackfish, heavily promoted […]