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
Notorious marine park SeaWorld is asking the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) for a permit to import a Pacific white-sided dolphin named Helen from Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium. According to the permit application, Helen would be transferred to SeaWorld’s facility in San Antonio, Texas. The sad reality is that this appears to be the... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Vancouver Aquarium Wants to Transfer Last Dolphin to SeaWorld in Texas