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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.

Japan Police Hold Security Drill To Prepare For Dolphin Hunt Protestors

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese police and coast guard officers practiced chasing a protest boat and arresting activists Wednesday in preparation for annual do...

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...

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.

Dolphin Slaughter Persists At 'The Cove'

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The Japanese village notorious for the dolphin hunt documented in the film "The Cove" has slaughtered a pod of dolphins but spared the y...

Does Cutting Nets Free Captive Dolphins?

Hardy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hardy Jones

Cutting nets to free dolphins is an attractive idea. But the overriding problem with cutting nets is that dolphins do not readily leave confinement.

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''s Dolphin Slaughter Town, Taiji, Japan, Logs Dangerous Mercury Levels In Residents

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — Residents of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in Oscar documentary "The Cove" have dangerously high mercury levels, likely be...

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.

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.

Thousands Of Dolphins And Whales Killed Between Oct and March In Japan

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIJI, Japan �" Taiji reveals its Janus face as soon as you emerge from the road tunnel on the town's periphery. Bottlenoses leap out of the water i...

Interview with Ric O'Barry from The Cove

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Adriana Dunn

"The dolphin hunters are playing games with us saying they're not killing dolphins anymore -- they're killing the pilot whale," O'Barry said. "Well, the pilot whale is in fact a large dolphin."

Time's Up for Dolphins in Taiji

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a little town in Japan called Taiji. Through an award-winning documentary, the bloody secret of this town has been exposed: September through March, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered.

"The Cove": An Eco-Documentary On The Dolphin Slaughter Of Taiji, Japan (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Directed by National Geographic photographer Louis Psihoyos, inspired by expert dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, and produced by the Oceanic Preservation ...