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.
This week, The Whale Sanctuary Project announced it has chosen a site in Nova Scotia to serve as a sanctuary for whales raised in captivity. This could be big news for more than 50 belugas living in overcrowded conditions at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The announcement follows Canada’s recent move to ban the keeping... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about 6 Reasons Why Marineland’s Proposed Beluga Export Should Be Blocked
Animal Justice is urging the town of Kearney, Ontario to disallow a proposed new roadside animal attraction confining bears and cheetahs. Keeping wild animals in captivity is wrong—for spectators, it’s a moment of pleasure, but for the animals, it’s a life sentence. Captivity deprives animals of everything that makes life worth living, causing serious physical... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Proposed Roadside Zoo in Kearney, Ontario Should Be Blocked, Says Animal Justice