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39 Days of Rescue – Lolita

by Bob Price

  I’m Lolita! Hi! I’m Lolita, an orca kidnapped from my wild family in 1970. I’m held at the Miami Seaquarium in a tiny concrete tank, mostly alone. There’s a huge platform in the middle of my tank, making my living space even smaller. But, thanks to awareness-raising efforts by In Defense of Animals and […]

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Orca Whales Won’t Be Celebrating at SeaWorld

by Will Anderson

  SeaWorld refuses to release twenty four orca whales held captive  in marine parks across three states to seaside pens. Instead, SeaWorld has decided to remodel the areas surrounding and above the confinement tanks in San Diego’s park as if this superficial makeover would in any way make a difference to these whales or an […]

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Victory in California for Orcas!

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Tuesday was a historic day for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, an act designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca captivity in California. The bill, originally introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom in 2014 and reintroduced last spring after undergoing several changes, represents […]

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California Campaigners Welcome Orca Protection Act

by Fleur Dawes

CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME ORCA PROTECTION ACT CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 IMAGE: http://bit.ly/2cqyisq Sacramento, CA (September 13, 2016) – In Defense of Animals is celebrating a historic achievement for orcas in the wild and captivity: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Orca Protection Act, legislation designed to see the eventual phase-out of orca […]

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Tell Jerry Brown To Sign Orca Protection Act!

by Laura Bridgeman

The California Orca Protection Act is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown’s office, and he needs your encouragement to sign the bill! The act would ensure that no facility in California could ever breed an orca again. Earlier this year, SeaWorld pledged to stop its breeding program in light of public opposition – but […]

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Humpback Whales to the Rescue!

by Laura Bridgeman

A new study seems to suggest that humpback whales act altruistically, as they put themselves potentially in harm’s way in order to save other individuals from attacking orcas. Perhaps the most striking feature of this behavior is that humpbacks come to the aid of entirely different species. Back in 2009, marine ecologist Robert Pitman, who […]

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San Antonio: SeaWorld shamed as #1 Worst Aquarium

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

San Antonio: SeaWorld shamed as #1 Worst Aquarium 10 Worst Tanks List for Dolphins and Whales Announced IMAGES: http://bit.ly/29KxRXF CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 San Antonio, TX (July 20, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its list of the Ten Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in North […]

Mirage Hotel Shamed as #8 Worst Aquarium

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Mirage Hotel Shamed as #8 Worst Aquarium 10 Worst Tanks List for Dolphins and Whales Announced IMAGES: http://bit.ly/29KcRUX CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Las Vegas, NV (July 20, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its list of the Ten Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in North […]

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National Aquarium Praised With Honorable Mention on Aquarium List

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

National Aquarium Praised With Honorable Mention on Aquarium List IMAGES: http://bit.ly/29MNVYu CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Baltimore, MD (July 20, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its list of the Ten Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in North America, praising the National Aquarium with an honorable […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Shamed as Second Worst Aquarium in Canada

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Vancouver Aquarium Shamed as Second Worst Aquarium in Canada 10 Worst Tanks List for Dolphins and Whales Announced IMAGES: http://bit.ly/2aa3Bak CONTACT: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Vancouver, Canada (July 20, 2016) – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, today released its list of the Ten Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales in […]