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National Aquarium Considers Scrapping Dolphin Exhibit, Citing Concerns About Animals' Well-Being

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at ...

Empty the Tanks; One Woman's Dream Resonates Worldwide

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

If you take Gandhi's statement, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," and blend it with Mother Theresa's "If you want to change the world, pick up a broom." you will have Rachel Carbary's formula for creating a successful grassroots effort for change.

SeaWorld Orca Trainers Begin Using Safety Vests

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet an...

12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic document...

Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows In California

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on ...

New Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

A lawmaker in California has proposed a bill that would outlaw San Diego’s SeaWorld park from breeding orcas in captivity and would ban the import a...

Former Dolphin Trainer Speaks Out on the Horrors of Captivity

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

As shown in the film Blackfish, training dolphins can leave you with a broken heart; first drawn in by the desire to be close to these charismatic animals, every trainer soon learns the dark underside of the dolphin trade and subsequently either make their peace with the miserable truth, or walk away.

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working.

Lauren Duca

Whether You're In Love Or Just Stalking Someone, This Chart Will Find Your Valentine's Day Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

Valentine's Day is a time for saying "I love you." (This is true even if the sentiment is directed toward a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.) So, whet...

Lonely Orca Lolita May Finally Be Going Home

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Lolita has been crammed inside a tank barely any larger than the length of her own body at the Miami Seaquarium for more than four decades. Lolita's wretched world is the smallest tank in North America.

Former SeaWorld Trainer: 'They Care About The Animals As Much As They Care About The Dollar Signs'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Since the release of "Blackfish" -- a highly controversial documentary that largely scrutinizes SeaWorld's orca management -- the marine park has face...

Examining the Docs: This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Jon Eig | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If I'm choosing between two movies and both are entertaining and informative, but one is clearly out to change the world, I do find myself favoring the world-changer. That comes into play this year for me, though it may not for you.

3 Lies SeaWorld Wants You To Believe

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.19.2014 | Green

Just three of the smaller lies SeaWorld instructs its employees to tell guests about the whales: ...

Sorry, But I Won't Be Visiting SeaWorld Anytime Soon

The OpEd Project | Posted 03.11.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

Even though I am a teenager in Chicago, I believe I can make a difference. And that's to stop feeding into this multi-billion dollar industry.

This SeaWorld-Blackfish Poll Smells Fishy

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Something smells a little fishy. In a recent poll about CNN's "Blackfish," a documentary about an orca held by SeaWorld, an overwhelming majority ...

PETA's Dramatic Response To SeaWorld's Float Leads To 19 Arrests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

At the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., SeaWorld's float depicted a happy family of orcas swimming free in the sea. The animal right...

Blackfish Backlash Continues

John P. David | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
John P. David

From what I know about orca public relations, I think SeaWorld's got a big problem.

Heart, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Gig After Documentary

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at S...

Dolphins, Whales and Humanity -- Worldwide Response to Whales Lost in the Everglades

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

This is definitely a good news/bad news story, another example of what happens when people and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) encounter one another. The fact is, it nearly always works out in the humans' favor.

Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Show After Watching 'Blackfish'

Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: The fallout from the animal documentary "Blackfish" continues to plague SeaWorld - with the theme p...

A Mother's Plea for the Orcas at SeaWorld

Tracy Reiman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

Few people today believe that keeping these animals -- who have evolved to swim in the vast open oceans over the course of millions of years -- in captivity is ethically defensible.

Seeing Dolphins in Oahu, Hawai'i - Wild is the Best Way

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Oahu's western shore offers a daily wild dolphin show, and with a good pair of binoculars you can see spinner dolphins from shore as they leap and twirl before settling down for their daily nap.

Cousteau and World Cetacean Alliance Making a Splash

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.

In the Wake of Blackfish -- Is it Time to Retire the Last Killer Whale Whose Capture Was Shown in the Film?

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 12.29.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.

SeaWorld Appeal Could Force Taming Of Its Popular Shows

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Carlyn Kolker Oct 29 (Reuters) - A killer whale, the lawyer-son of a Supreme Court justice and the grisly death of wildlife trainer...