Animal Justice has filed a formal animal cruelty complaint with provincial authorities, requesting an investigation into the apparent suffering of Kiska, the last surviving orca at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Two heartbreaking videos of Kiska were recently released by former Marineland trainer-turned-whistleblower Phil Demers, showing Kiska floating listlessly in a barren concrete tank, completely... Read more » Animal JusticeRead more about Animal Justice Files Cruelty Complaint Over Lonely, Listless Marineland Orca
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