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Why SeaWorld Should Emulate The Keiko Project And Retire Captive Orcas To Sea Pens

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld should reconsider their active opposition to sea pens and should work with scientists, trainers, and environmental organizations to establish sea pen sanctuaries to retire their orcas, beluga whales, and dolphins.

We Still Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Orcas

Pamela Anderson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Pamela Anderson

Blackfish forced SeaWorld to announce that it would discontinue its orca-breeding program, effectively phasing out its orca captivity. That is good, but it is not enough to protect orcas at SeaWorld in the future, or orcas that are or might later be held in other locations.

The Humane Economy

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Sea World will no longer breed killer whales; Armani discontinued its use of fur; Petco and PetSmart offer shelter dogs and no longer support puppy mills; Ringling Brothers has ended their use of elephants. The world is becoming a better place for animals.

The Deafening Silence of an Empty Pool and Voiceless Dolphins

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science
Terrie M. Williams

These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.

Footage Shows SeaWorld Orca Slamming Against Gate Over And Over

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green

A captive orca was spotted slamming her head into a metal gate, exclusive footage released Tuesday by Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project shows....

SeaWorld Bows to Public Pressure

Helene Hesselager O'Barry | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Helene Hesselager O'Barry

Even though the decision to end captive breeding of orcas is a much-needed step in the right direction, the way that SeaWorld has presented its decision to the public and the media has been disingenuous. SeaWorld is bowing to consumer pressure to survive.

Open Letter to Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society, Regarding 'Keiko: The Untold Story'

Theresa Demarest | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Theresa Demarest

For so many years, SeaWorld has gotten away with convincing the public that the Keiko rehabilitation effort was a complete failure. The current television ad campaign maligning the Keiko Project is even more aggressive and deceiving than usual.

Captive Orcas Prove Sitting Is the New Smoking

Cruz Santana | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Cruz Santana

Being boxed in and lazy is killing us. It's a lesson whales have died to teach us.

Sea World Calls For End To Japanese Whaling

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.02.2016 | Green

Sea World Parks & Entertainment and the Humane Society of the United States are urging President Barack Obama to pressure Japan to end its whaling pro...

More Reflections on the SeaWorld Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.02.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby and I sent a letter to President Obama urging him to use a wide range of diplomatic tools to pressure Japan to end its commercial whaling activities and to stop contravening international law by slaughtering hundreds of innocent whales.

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.

Inch by Inch, Progress for Animals

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There's no question that animal advocacy is a challenging endeavor, and changing public attitudes and laws to protect animals from cruelty and suffering is a long, painstaking process. But, each year, we find that we are making significant progress -- even if it's slower than we'd like.

Anatomy of "The Blackfish Effect"

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

How and why did Blackfish inspire this kind of impact over a three-year period of time? From a vantage point at the intersection of documentary storytelling, grassroots activism, multi-platform distribution and media strategy, six key elements can help explain.

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sea World vows to end captive orca breeding program; Great Barrier Reef i...

SeaWorld Used Invasive Breeding Drugs on Female Orcas

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld has announced an end to the forced breeding of their captive orcas. The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP)'s many lawsuits and resea...

Ex-Trainers Say SeaWorld Is Lying About Tilikum's Health

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.20.2016 | Green

On Thursday, SeaWorld announced an historic decision to end breeding in its captive orca program. While the change is a huge step forward for SeaWorld...

SeaWorld Victory Offers Important Reminders for Social Movements

Celia Alario | Posted 03.18.2016 | Green
Celia Alario

The decision by SeaWorld to end its captive breeding program is worthy of celebration. But before everyone rushes to explain how we got here, I feel compelled to remind us all to celebrate all the many great organizations and actions that have led us to this remarkable day.

'Blackfish' Director Responds To SeaWorld's Decision To End Orca Breeding

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the eye-opening documentary "Blackfish," has responded to SeaWorld's decision to end its orca breeding program. Sp...

Breaking News: SeaWorld to End All Orca Breeding

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The humane economy can move at lightning speed, and hit with full force. The world is waking up to the needs of all animals, and the smartest CEOs don't resist the change. They hitch a ride on it and harness the momentum.

SeaWorld Announces End To Its Orca Breeding Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

SeaWorld, together with the Humane Society of the United States, announced a landmark agreement Thursday to drastically alter practices at its theme p...

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom: Provocative Killer Whale Film Premiers in San Francisco

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom is a provocative new film about the marine theme park industry. It gives the audience a glimpse -- be it ever so brief --...

SeaWorld Dispatched Employees To Infiltrate Animal Rights Groups

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

SeaWorld had employees pose as animal rights activists to collect information for the company after it reportedly received threats, the wildlife theme...

SeaWorld Admits To Spying On Animal Activists

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green

SeaWorld has admitted to sending employees to infiltrate and spy on animal welfare groups....

SeaWorld Dolphin's Death Reveals More Dark Truths

The Dodo | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Read More: Seaworld, Green News

Another dolphin has died at SeaWorld — and her death shines light on the sad plight of one of SeaWorld's least-known animals...

Honeymooning With Your Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've taken on an entirely new challenge from a bride. And not just any bride - one of my favorite wedding alumni from 2015. She has asked me to plan a...