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Cruelty Knows No Bounds

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images Yesterday a very small pod of Rissos dolphins, maybe five, seven, no more than 10, were brutalized in a 5-Hour...

Imagining a Different World

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 10.28.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Now, we just need to un-harden the hearts of those who cause the most destruction. Whether it's government officials, poachers, murderers, or industry types, we need to find a way to get through to them, and show them that saving lives, protecting lives, is worth so much more than what they do.

Will Japan Stop Whaling and Killing Dolphins in Time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Japan remains unmoved. Powerful rural legislators have joined with the Japan Fisheries Agency, the fishing industry and fishermen's unions in opposing any end to whaling and dolphin hunting.

Dolphin Project On The Ground As Taiji's Hunting Season Begins

Ric O’Barry | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Fourteen years ago when Dolphin Project first stepped foot onto the shores of The Cove, I committed to exposing the brutal slaughter that takes place there every year. And I haven't stopped since.

Sea Shepherd Returns to Taiji, Japan; New Challenges, New Strategies

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Captain Paul Watson

My life has been dedicated to defending dolphins around the world, especially in Japan. For people to criticize me and Sea Shepherd for not doing enough is insulting.

Why the Taiji Whale Museum Lawsuit Victory Is Important for Dolphins

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 04.06.2017 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

So why was this lawsuit victory important for the dolphins? This was the first ever lawsuit involved in the Taiji dolphin slaughter to attack the culprits. And it was successful.

The Shameful Toll of Taiji's Dolphin Hunt

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 03.10.2017 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

As depicted in the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, have just ended after another six-month long season, although harpooning of pilot whales will continue offshore for several more months.

Breaking: Officials Confirm Taiji Drive Season Over

Ric O’Barry | Posted 03.03.2017 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Okay, everyone exhale. After 41 drives spanning almost six months, with five species of dolphins slaughtered or taken for a life of captivity, offici...

Why David Bowie Is A Hero To Animal Rights Activists Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.14.2016 | Good News

English rocker David Bowie, who died Sunday at age 69, will forever be remembered for his legendary music and iconic style. But animal rights activist...

The Pope, the Animals and the Earth: The Vatican Says, Stop Exploiting; Do Something!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.

World's Top Zoo Association Allegedly Linked To Japan Dolphin Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

Animal welfare group Australia for Dolphins is suing the multibillion-dollar organization World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), alleging th...

Is Taiji Slaughter Wiping Out Japan's Bottlenose Dolphins?

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Are bottlenose populations being depleted by the Taiji hunts? Possibly. Bottlenose dolphins are a widespread species around the world, but they don't exist in large dense populations, unlike some other dolphin species.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

A Lawsuit for Angel

Ric O’Barry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

Ifthe Taiji Whale Museum and the international aquarium industry stopped paying dolphin hunters enormous amounts of money for captive dolphins, that the Taiji slaughter would collapse, as the market for dolphin meat continues to decline.

California Can Save Orca Whales

Ric O’Barry | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

We have known for years that orcas are not appropriate for captivity. These magnificent ocean dwellers are too large, too social, too intelligent, and too wide-roaming to be kept in small concrete tanks.

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.

Ad Calls for End to Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunt

Ric O’Barry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

The Japanese government has no excuse for these cruel and needless slaughters. Japan is badly damaging its international standing and support around the world. Even in Japan, the vast majority of Japanese do not eat dolphin or whale meat and have no interest in it.

Cruelty, Not Culture, in Japan's Dolphin Hunt

Carl Safina | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

The Japanese in 2010 announced a "new killing method." It involves destroying the spinal cord with repeated insertion of a metal rod. Even on paper, the "new killing method" makes no attempt to damage the brain, which would at least end consciousness.

Keep Tweeting, Ambassador Kennedy

Nancy Snow | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Ambassador Kennedy was right to raise the issue, controversial or not. Open dissent and debate is exactly what Japan needs more of now, not less.

WAZA Can Save Angel and End Dolphin Hunts in Taiji

Ric O’Barry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Ric O’Barry

WAZA should stop making claims based on the false assertion that the dolphin hunts are somehow part of "Japanese culture." This is just a lame excuse for the lucrative captures and killing to continue.

Town Wants To Open A Marine Park Where You Can Swim With, Eat Dolphins?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

Don't read this if you just ate. A Japanese town reportedly wants to build a marine park where visitors can swim with wild whales and dolphins -- a...

On the Beach in Taiji for the Dolphins

Ric O’Barry | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Ric O’Barry

I haven't celebrated Labor Day in many years. You see, Sept. 1 is Japan Dolphins Day, an ominous date for me and millions of people who watch in horror as another dolphin hunting season commences in the little town of Taiji, Japan.

The Empire Strikes Back: National Icon Shines Bright Light on Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

On December 10th, Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Cove, took part in a momentous lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to honor the thousands of dolphins slaughtered annually off the coastal waters of Taiji, Japan.

The Cove Continues: Diary From Taiji

Leilani Münter | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

Every morning my alarm goes off at 430am, I brush my teeth, grab a coffee, put my hair in a ponytail and I'm out the door by 445am. I meet the dolphin hunters at the Taiji Harbor at 5am.

World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Opposes Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

I was both stoked and grateful when the often reserved Slater openly shared his reflections with me regarding the Japanese dolphin slaughter.