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The Changing Business of Animal Exploitation

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

However, these changes don't happen without the efforts of committed and compassionate citizens across the country. Their voices--when raised in unison, with authority, and with fearlessness--can effect change most significantly.

Tilikum, Orca At The Center Of SeaWorld Controversy, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green

Tilikum, the SeaWorld orca featured in the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” died Friday ― two days before the company plans to officially end its o...

Scientists Say 'Granny,' The World's Oldest Known Orca, Is Most Likely Dead

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green

Scientists believe “Granny,” the world’s oldest known orca, has passed away after living in the Pacific, off the shores of Washington, for what ...

California Bans Orca Captivity And Breeding

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green

The 2013 film “Blackfish” cast a spotlight on the cruelty of keeping orcas captive at marine theme parks ― with sometimes fatal results. The fil...

SeaWorld Stopped Breeding Orcas, But What About Their Other Whales?

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green

A baby beluga whale was born at SeaWorld San Antonio Thursday morning. The newborn calf is a stark reminder that although SeaWorld announced in March ...

Krysten Ritter Gets Trapped In A Tank In New Anti-SeaWorld Campaign

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Good News

Krysten Ritter is making waves in a new campaign urging SeaWorld to release their orcas to seaside sanctuaries. The “Jessica Jones” star appears p...

Orca Who Was Once Free Beaches Herself After Performing

The Dodo | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
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SeaWorld's orcas don't all live at SeaWorld. But they're all pretty messed up....

Killer Whale Attack Triggers Epic Dolphin 'Stampede'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science

When dolphins breach from the sea, it's usually seen as playful behavior. This dolphin encounter, however, can only be described as purely terrifying....

Is It Okay to Go Back to SeaWorld

Ric O’Barry | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
Ric O’Barry

So is it okay to go back to SeaWorld again? I say, no. Not until an exit strategy for all dolphins is committed to by both parties. In the absence of this, it's just business as usual - and a cruel one at that.

World's Loneliest Orca Still Stuck In America's Tiniest Tank

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.26.2016 | Green

Lolita — the unlucky orca who's spent 45 long years in captivity — isn't going anywhere, the Miami Seaquarium announced this week....

Why Conservatives Are Less Evolved Than Gorillas

Cate Montana | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Cate Montana

Animals don't have to be told that part of the responsibility of being a dog or a whale is taking care of members of their family. So -- what is standing in the way of human compassion?

New Information on Killer Whale Longevity

Jordan Schaul | Posted 01.06.2017 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Last month, SeaWorld announced it was suing California authorities over a ban on breeding killer whales after a lawsuit claiming the marine park attraction deceived patrons was dismissed by a federal judge.

Look At The Sweet Friendship Between This Man And A Wild Orca

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green

New Zealand-based kayaker Nathan Pettigrew knows orcas — and it turns out they also know him....

Former SeaWorld Employee Recounts Horrifying Treatment Of Orcas

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green

The past few years have seen a stream of former SeaWorld employees speak out about their time at the company. Now another employee is stepping forward...

CEO Offers $1 Million Toward Sanctuary, Asks SeaWorld To Free 1 Orca

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

The CEO of a baby product company wrote a letter pledging $1 million to kick-start a fund to create an orca ocean sanctuary and asking SeaWorld to rel...

Newborn Orca 'Baby Boom' Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Brenda Peterson

What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.

SeaWorld: Another Perspective on the Fate of Its Whales

Jordan Schaul | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Jordan Schaul

The sentience and intelligence of killer whales is profound. This is why the notion of releasing marine park animals into nature or seaside sanctuarie...

WATCH: Killer Whale Boots Seal 80 Feet High

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.01.2015 | Weird News

Did the killer whale get its infamous nickname by flinging innocent seals through the air? An amazing video shows a Superman-esque seal flying through...

SeaWorld Orca Mom Too 'Depressed' To Nurse Her Calf

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

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12-Year-Old Films Pod Of Killer Whales Attacking A Dolphin

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

There's a reason orcas are commonly called killer whales, and last month, three fishermen witnessed it firsthand. In late September, Richard Baker and...

Calif. Agency Bans Captive Orca Breeding At SeaWorld

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

"It's cool to see them, but it's not the right thing to do," said 10-year-old Zoey Lambe-Hommel. Zoey, dressed in a killer whale costume, was one of ...

Adult Male Pilot Whale Carries Dead Calf; Cetaceans Need Time To Grieve

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

In July Deron Verbeck , free-diver and award winning underwater photographer, happened upon a group of pilot whales while on a photoshoot with National Geographic. The adult male carried the corpse of a dead baby, and the group swam by in what Deron called a "heavy and heart wrenching scene":

Those Dammed Salmon -- Set them Free!

Leda Huta | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Leda Huta

The one most important thing that we can do to set them free, free to provide this incredible, abundant resource for us and for the creatures with whom we share this planet, is to take down some dams that no longer serve our communities. And with well over 75,000 dams across America, there are a good number that fall into that category.

Diver Captures Close Encounter With Killer Whales On Camera

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel

Now that is what we'd call a “whale” of a time. While diving in the waters around New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island, a college student named S...

32-Year-Old Orca Dead After Nearly A Lifetime In Captivity

The Dodo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green

After 32 years in captivity, an orca whale named Freya has passed away at the Marineland amusement park in France. She was just under 33 years old....