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What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green

There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed hims...

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.

Insatiable Taiji Bloodlust: The War Against Nature

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Bullies are loathsome. What's occurring this very second as I pen yet another article about Japan's odious sense of entitlement over all sea life is the gory, brutal and inhumane bloodlust in the Taiji cove as the War Against Nature is raging, again.

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.

LOOK: Three South Korean Dolphins Thrive In Open Ocean After Years In Illegal Captivity

The Huffington Post | LindseyDavis | Posted 07.30.2013 | Good News

Three dolphins kept illegally in aquarium tanks are finally getting to stretch their fins in the wide open ocean, thanks to the collaborative efforts ...

Dolphin Captivity in India: To Ban or Not to Ban

Ric O’Barry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Ric O’Barry

The fact that India is considering a prohibition on captivity is very significant to the global dolphin welfare movement, and falls in line with India's long-held culture of compassion towards animals.

Minds in the Water: A Surfer's Journey From Apathy to Activism

Deborah Bassett | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Rasta quickly moved forward in recruiting a team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-activists and celebrity surfers. He embarked upon the journey that has led him to be one of the most outspoken environmentalists in the surfing world today.

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.

'Cove' Star Urges Dolphin-Watching, Not Killing

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- The star of the Oscar-winning movie about dolphin-killing in Japan had only praise for a small island off the eastern coast that thrives...

Sting Teams Up With Ric O'Barry

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Sting wants to help save dolphins still being brutally slaughtered in Japan, but says the best way is by starting a debate, not by forci...

Tommy Lee: SeaWorld Trainers 'Masturbate' Whale With 'A Cow's Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Musician Tommy Lee recently wrote a letter to Terry Prather, President of SeaWorld, as a response to SeaWorld's announcement that they would no longer...

Taiji Dolphin Hunt Negotiations End In Bitter Disagreement, O'Barry Boycotts Over Media Restrictions

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — An unprecedented meeting between conservationists and leaders of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in the Oscar-winning film "...

'The Cove' Village To Hold First-Ever Meeting Between Anti-Dolphin Hunting Activists And Fishermen

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — A Japanese town whose annual dolphin hunt was bloodily depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" is hosting the first-ever me...

A Look Inside the Taiji Slaughterhouse

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

On October 11, a pod of dolphins were driven into the cove. The following day, I saw these beautiful creatures swim into the cove and come out dead bodies. This is the footage I collected over those two days:

Peaceful Warrior Ric O'Barry Speaks Out on Taiji Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

2010-09-07-slaughter.jpg The annual dolphin hunt that claims more than 20,000 innocent cetacean lives every year kicked off in the coastal village of Taiji, Japan on September 1st.

'The Cove' Star Cancels Trip To Taiji Amid Threats, Annual Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Begins

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The star of "The Cove," an Oscar-winning documentary about a Japanese dolphin hunt, is back in Japan to protest the slaughter but had to...

WATCH: 'Blood Dolphins' Revisits Site Of 'The Cove' Where Dolphin Slaughter Continues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Activist Ric O'Barry first shocked the world by exposing Japan's annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins when he made the Academy-Award winning docu...

Blood Still Flows at The Cove

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

The little town with the big secret is set to turn their cove crimson again September 1st. I am flying to Japan where I will join Ric O'Barry, the voice for the 23,000 dolphins slaughtered every year.

The Cove Opens in Tokyo With Clash From Protesters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Thirteen Dolphins Ready, Waiting to Go Free

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

With dead dolphins washing up on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, wouldn't it be great if you knew you could help save a few? Thirteen, to be exact.

'The Cove' Set To Become Animal Planet TV Series

Los Angeles Times | Amy Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fans of "The Cove," the environmentally themed film that won the best documentary Oscar last night, will be happy to know there's more where that came...

Ric O'Barry: The Performance of a Lifetime

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

It was a weekend of celebration for Ric O'Barry and his lifelong movement to save dolphins. With an Oscar for The Cove, the Japanese government has to take note, and change is on its way.

Text Dolphin To 44144: What Happens If You Follow Ric O'Barry's Sign?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It was a big night for Participant Media at the Oscars. Their TakePart.com web presence was shown during a series of American Express commercials, and...

It's About More Than Just Dolphins

Fisher Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fisher Stevens

The Cove is about so much more then the senseless and horrific act of slaughtering dolphins.