The Orca Protection Act

(Photo: Assemblyman Richard Bloom and Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins) Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed into law the Orca Protection Act, thus bringing an end to the breeding and theatrical performance of captive orcas in the state. The bill also bans the export of orcas, consistent with federal law, out of North America, thus…

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National Aquarium Plans Sanctuary for Their Dolphins

  WASHINGTON DC, June 14, 2016: This morning, the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced plans to build a seaside sanctuary, either in Florida or the Caribbean, and to move all eight of the dolphins currently at the aquarium to the new sanctuary by 2020. This is a major decision and the first of its kind by an…

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Whale Sanctuary Project to Create Seaside Sanctuary for Whales and Dolphins

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5 2016 – It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins retired by entertainment facilities or unlikely to thrive in the wild, thanks to a new, independent organization with plans to establish a model seaside sanctuary. Launched today with generous support from Munchkin, Inc., The Whale Sanctuary Project is creating…

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