Connecticut-based Mystic Aquarium has confirmed that another beluga whale transferred to the facility from Ontario-based Marineland has died. Another beluga is gravely ill, though Mystic has not confirmed whether that animal is also one of the five who were recently transferred from Marineland. Unfortunately, this tragic news does not come as a surprise. When a... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Animal Justice Reiterates Call for Investigation After Yet Another Marineland Beluga Dies in United States
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.
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