SEAWORLD TAKE OVER- WILL BUILD BIGGER ORCA PRISONS

  SeaWorld to Upgrade Killer Whale HabitatsUnder Pressure to Revamp Parks, Company Invests Several Hundred Million Dollars for Expansion By TOM GARA CONNECT <http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/seaworld-to-upgrade-killer-whale-habitats-1408089841-lMyQjAxMTA0MDEwNTExNDUyWj#> Updated Aug. 15, 2014 10:44 a.m. ET Following lagging attendance and bad publicity, SeaWorld will announce a new expansion of the habitats housing its signature killer whales. WSJ’s Tom Gara reports on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty SeaWorld Entertainment <http://quotes.wsj.com/SEAS> Inc., SEAS +2.89% <http://quotes.wsj.com/SEAS> suffering from negative publicity and flagging attendance, announced Friday a … More…

BANGKOK – DOLPHIN – ANIMAL HELL

<http://www.bangkokpost.com//search/news-and-article?xDate=15-08-2014&xAdvanceSearch=true > at 04:51 PM – Online news: Pattaya Dolphin World has been giving tourists in the Thai resort town the chance to swim with dolphins, and outraging animal welfare activists, since it opened in 2011. The proliferation of such places, where animals are paraded for photo opportunities and their wellbeing allegedly neglected, has drawn growing protest. NGOs are mounting campaigns and protests to stop the opening of a separate dolphinarium in Phuket due to open in October. “We are … More…

JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES – SMALL PROGRESS

Dolphin Drive Fishery in Taiji: WAZA/JAZA summit leads to incremental progress Date: 2014/08/10   WAZA convened a meeting today in Tokyo with representatives from the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA)…   10 August 2014, Tokyo, JAPAN – The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) convened a meeting today in Tokyo with representatives from the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) in order to discuss concerns regarding the Taiji dolphin drive fishery hunt. Representatives from Elsa Nature … More…

FUKUSHIMA HAVING A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THE PACIFIC WEST COAST OF THE USA

(NaturalNews) The makings of a mass-level extinction event in the world’s oceans appear disturbingly imminent, as marine species after marine species washes ashore on the Pacific West Coast. Ailing seals, dead fish, missing pelicans and much more are being reported in the media as scientists struggle to figure out what, exactly, is causing entire marine ecosystems to suffer and die, seemingly inexplicably. Much of the carnage is being reported in California, where baby sea lions in distress have been washing … More…

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM CAN’T BREED WHALES AND DOLPHINS ANY MORE BUT NOT MUCH OF A VICTORY

Vancouver Aquarium whale, dolphin breeding program to end Park Board votes to allow aquarium to keep cetaceans in captivity, but bans most breeding NewJul 31, 2014 7:44 PM PT CBC News The Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to allow the aquarium to keep cetaceans in captivity at a special meeting Thursday night, but ordered an end to the breeding of most whales and dolphins. The board has directed its staff to bring forward an amendment to the park bylaw that … More…