According to (CNN), "Over three dozen members of Congress want the government to ensure the humane treatment of orca whales and other marine animals in captivity, following an outcry sparked by the documentary 'Blackfish'." ~ (Candace Calloway Whiting).
"Telling the truth is a revolutionary act" by former SeaWorld trainers and Voice of the Orcas founders Jeff Ventre & Carol Ray:
A great article describing why neuroscientist Lori Marino has turned scientist-advocate for orcas:
"A leading orca scientist is challenging SeaWorld over the erroneous use of a self-authored paper describing dorsal fin collapse in wild killer whales."
Five ways orcas are threatened in the wild by Orca Aware's Sam Lipman:
Photo: (c) Sam Lipman / Orca Aware
UPDATE - WWF & SEAWORLD PARTNERSHIP:
We spoke with a senior manager at WWF UK this morning who confirmed that WWF USA are still in partnership with SeaWorld.
We asked if WWF UK would state their position on this partnership and if they would be addressing the issue of cetacean captivity, as well as the partnership itself, with WWF USA, following growing public concern. We did not receive an immediate response but were assured that someone would be in touch to answer our questions soon.
Our call wasn't the first made to WWF UK this morning regarding their partnership with SeaWorld. Many of you have already been contacting WWF to express your concerns. If you would like to politely add your voice to this issue, please get in touch with your national WWF branch.
To learn more about the WWF/SeaWorld partnership, please read:
Marine parks are losing appeal for British tourists:
Another article about the 86% of British tourists surveyed who have become disillusioned with the orca captivity industry. Let us know what you think!
We've heard about STA Travel, San Diego Int'l Airport, Taco Bell, Bindi Irwin & even McDonald's - but what does the world's biggest wildlife conservation charity think about SeaWorld?
Photo: (c) Sam Lipman / Free Morgan Foundation
Orca expert Dr. Naomi Rose writes an excellent article about orca lifespan and why SeaWorld's own claims are wrong:
Visit Dr. Rose's official Facebook page: From The Dolphin's Point Of View
Anti-SeaWorld advert at San Diego Int'l Airport: