Animal Justice is urging Canadian officials to investigate after a young beluga whale died less than three months after being exported from Marineland in Ontario, Canada. In 2019, we learned that Connecticut-based Mystic Aquarium intended to import five belugas from Marineland. After U.S. officials issued the import permit, Mystic Aquarium disclosed that three of the whales... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Animal Justice Pushes for Answers Following Death of Beluga Exported from Canada
On August 28, 2020, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) issued a permit to Mystic Aquarium, allowing it to import five beluga whales from Marineland in Ontario. Although Animal Justice and other animal protection groups continue to have concerns with the proposal, the NMFS did include several key restrictions in the import permit that... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Update: Marineland Belugas Too Sick to be Transferred to U.S.
Last year, Canada passed a groundbreaking ban on whale and dolphin captivity, recognizing that keeping these majestic animals in concrete tanks is inherently cruel. Canadians overwhelmingly supported the new legislation. Canada’s new law will prevent future generations of these intelligent, social mammals from a lifetime of suffering in captivity. But important questions remain about the... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Take Action: Speak Out to Help Captive Whales & Dolphins