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China’s booming ocean parks mean misery for bears, belugas and more. Polar bears pace in enclosures at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai on Feb. 2, 2016.

China’s booming ocean parks mean misery for bears, belugas and more

(Simon Denyer/The Washington Post) ZHUHAI, China — The polar bears pace back and forth in their enclosure, heads lolling as they turn, their distress apparent. Chinese tourists crowd around display windows to snap quick close-ups on their phones. Beluga whales nod in time to loud music, “kiss” children or spit plumes of water toward gasping crowds. A walrus blows a trumpet, seals catch Frisbees and dolphins propel their trainers through the water on their beaks. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom here is the largest of China’s 39 ocean theme parks, the flagship of a booming industry that is capturing some of the world’s most magnificent and intelligent animals from the wild and keeping many of them in cramped, inadequate conditions.

But in China, the industry cannot expand rapidly enough to satisfy the nation’s apparent hunger to watch animals perform. Il faut sauver Willy. 'I Was Disgusted': How One Trainer Left The SeaWorld Horror Show. After nearly two decades at SeaWorld, senior orca trainer John Hargrove still believed in the marine park's mission.

'I Was Disgusted': How One Trainer Left The SeaWorld Horror Show

合肥海洋世界海豚馆元旦开放 拟开海豚辅助治疗自闭症项目__万家热线-安徽门户网站. Cruel Dolphinarium Proposed in Poland – Here’s How You Can Stop It! Up till now, there has never been a dolphinarium in Poland.

Cruel Dolphinarium Proposed in Poland – Here’s How You Can Stop It!

With a new investment planned to be carried out in the city in Mszczonów, this may soon change. The Dolphin Trainer Who Loved Dolphins Too Much. Ashley Guidry with Sandy, a wild-caught bottlenose dolphin, at Gulf World.

The Dolphin Trainer Who Loved Dolphins Too Much

Tim Zimmermann | Longreads | April 2015 | 25 minutes (6,193 words) Panama City Beach, Florida is set on the alluring waters of the Gulf Of Mexico, in northwestern Florida. It’s a town of cookie-cutter condos and sprawling outlet malls, built almost entirely on the idea that blazing sun, a cool sea, white sand beaches, and copious amounts of booze are an irresistible formula for human happiness (or at least a pretty damn good time). Everything about the place—from the ubiquitous fast food, to the endless chain stores, to the Brobdingnagian miniature golf courses—is designed to anticipate and then slake the vast and relentless array of human desires. Prime among the entertainment offerings is Gulf World Marine Park. Marc Bekoff - Here's Proof Orcas Die Young In Captivity. A new study shows captive killer whales don't live as long as wild relatives.

Marc Bekoff - Here's Proof Orcas Die Young In Captivity

The award-winning documentary "Blackfish" clearly showed that captive killer whales (orcas) live horrific lives. They are routinely mistreated, forced to breed, and forced to perform stupid and unnatural tricks all in the name of money (see for example, "Why SeaWorld Can't Float: Censorship and Business Ethics" and references therein). Often those who profit from keeping orcas and other cetaceans locked up in water zoos claim that the animals have a better life than they would in the wild because they're fed, housed, given veterinary care, and loved by trainers and others who control their lives.

Of course, this is hardly the case. And now, new data from a study published by John Jett and Jeffrey Ventre called "Captive killer whale (Orcinus orca) survival" in the journal Marine Mammal Science show that captive orcas live far shorter lives than their wild relatives. Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down' NEW YORK -- Jane Goodall wants to see SeaWorld go extinct.

Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down'

The 81-year-old primatologist said whales and dolphins should never be held in captivity, and that the entertainment company known for its orca shows should be shuttered. Take Action: Support Us on the Frontlines in Japan. We support the new lawsuit sponsored by Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project and call on SeaWorld's new CEO Joel Manby to cease and desist from their false and deceptive information dissemination about orcas aimed at misleading members of the public to buy tickets.

Take Action: Support Us on the Frontlines in Japan

SeaWorld is failing to tell the truth about - the cruel conditions of small sterile pools for large and intelligent orcas which lead to premature deaths of captive orcas, - separation of mother orcas from their calves, - the collapse of dorsal fins in male orcas in captivity that happens only extremely rarely in the wild, and. SeaWorld blasts ex-trainer's character. SeaWorld has gone on the offensive, personally attacking the character of a former trainer who has authored a book critical of the theme parks’ treatment of its killer whales.

SeaWorld blasts ex-trainer's character

In an email sent Tuesday to media organizations, SeaWorld links to a nearly 5-year-old video provided by an “internal whistleblower” in which the author, John Hargrove, appears to be drunk and is using offensive language. A number of times throughout a nearly 5-minute-long taped cellphone conversation with a female friend, Hargrove, who indicates he’s been drinking, uses a racial slur. The woman was discussing an attack by a group of black men in which she’d allegedly been hit with a rock. Voice of the Orcas: Food Deprivation at SeaWorld. A Statement on Food Deprivation at SeaWorld Recently, the topic of killer whale food rationing & deprivation has made national news as SeaWorld vigorously defends its training practices & launches attacks at critics.

Voice of the Orcas: Food Deprivation at SeaWorld

Q: Does SeaWorld use food deprivation? Absolutely. But decide for yourself Identical questions were posed to John Jett PhD & Jeffrey Ventre MD, former killer whale trainers. Miami Seaquarium: Release Lolita! - The Animal Rescue Site. 'I Was Disgusted': How One Trainer Left The SeaWorld Horror Show. Whale arrives from Moscow for shows next month. KARACHI: Notwithstanding concerns of experts against holding shows of marine mammals, a three-metre-long white whale has arrived here from Moscow and is currently being kept at the Maritime Museum where dolphin shows are scheduled early next month, a visit to the facility showed.

Whale arrives from Moscow for shows next month

The 10-year-old marine mammal (Delphinapterus leucas) is often called beluga (meaning white one in Russian) and sea canary due to its high pitched twitter. The whale is listed in the IUCN/The World Conservation Union’s vulnerable category (the species faces a high risk of extinction). “It will be the first time that a dolphin show is being held in this part of the world. A foreign expert on water engineering has been with us for seven months to prepare the right living conditions for the cetacean,” said Syed Azfar Abbas representing the Karachi-based Dolphin Show International that he said would organise the show in collaboration with a Dubai-based company, Dolphin and I. Bad press, Harry Potter contributing to SeaWorld’s epic bellyflop - Fortune. Can SeaWorld Really Send Our Killer Whales to China? Will They? - Candace Calloway Whiting. “Ocean Kingdom is the first phase of transforming the last of the undeveloped Pearl River Delta islands into what Mr.

Su describes as the “Orlando of China” which “will become the new benchmark for the theme park industry.” The Chimelong Group. The short answer is yes, they can send the orcas to a foreign country. It is a viable option, and there are no regulations to prevent it. The recent shake-ups at SeaWorld show that this corporate business means business – they are replacing the Chief Operating Executive (CEO), restructuring the company’s Board of Directors, and in a Grinchy move they laid off over 300 employees in the middle of the holidays. Dolphinaria-Free Europe. Takeover of Harderwijk dolphinarium » ENDCAP. Captive Cetaceans Tragically Sad: Cetaceans Released from Captivity. Cetacean Releases compiled by Ken Balcomb As we know it is often said that cetaceans in captivity cannot be released thanks to the research by Ken Balcomb it has been proven that they not only can be released they HAVE been released.See the list below, I have highlighted some points you may find extra interesting too Kenneth C.

Balcomb III Copyright 1995 Center for Whale Research Friday Harbor, WA 98250. PETA est actionnaire SeaWorld, et ils sont ce qui suggère que la société d'investir dans orca sanctuaires. Click to enlarge Our minds were blown when we learned that PETA was a shareholder in SeaWorld, but according to spokesman David Perle, PETA purchased stock in the marine-mammal parks when SeaWorld held its IPO in 2013. "PETA purchased stock in SeaWorld when it first became publicly available, in April of 2013 and PETA currently owns 159 shares," Perle says. "In order to file resolutions, it’s required that we own at least $2,000 worth of common stock continuously, which we do, and have. " And one of those resolutions, which PETA announced today, is that it would like to see SeaWorld invest in orca sanctuaries – sea pens, basically – where it can retire its orcas, dolphins and other marine mammals to live out their lives.

Reimagining SeaWorld: An Open Letter To The New CEO. When news broke last week that SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison was resigning, a friend emailed and asked if I “was surprised? " I replied: “Yes. Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project - Let's Protect Dolphins Together. Following the collapse of SeaWorld shares (NYSE: SEAS) which hit an all-time low yesterday of $15.75 a share, SeaWorld Entertainmen\’s Chief Executive Officer — Jim Atchison, is stepping down.

In a press release issued by the company, SeaWorld announced: Effective January 15, 2015, Chairman David F. D’Alessandro will serve as the Company’s interim CEO until the Board of Directors (the “Board”) selects a permanent successor to current CEO and President, Jim Atchison, who will become Vice Chairman of the Board. While the move is not a surprise given SeaWorld’s abysmal stock performance — stock has dropped more than 50 percent, the giant marine park has also been hit with several lawsuits including a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors over the impact of the “Blackfish” documentary. Atchison, who took on the role of CEO in 2009, admitted recently that the company should have battled back harder against what has been labeled the “Blackfish Effect.” NPA plans to nix whale and dolphin breeding ban at Vancouver Aquarium. Whales and dolphins will once more be allowed to breed at the Vancouver Aquarium with the blessing of the Non-Partisan Association, which won a majority on the park board in Saturday’s election.

What's Next For The World's Captive Orcas. Orcas are highly intelligent and social animals. Anonymous Operation SeaWorld. Anonymous Operations Sunday 7 December 2014. Le delphinarium Kolmarden Djurpark à Östergötland en Suède. Confessions of a Killer Whale trainer by Steve Huxter - Voice of the Orcas. Former Orca Hunter Faces Temptation to Capture Killer Whales for Big Money. Give me a chance to live. Dauphins, orques, belugas : libérons les cétacés captifs ! - Rue89 - L'Obs. Pétition · SeaWorld We Demand a Plan Now for Captive Whales and Dolphins. Victory: Abusive Italian Dolphinarium Shut Down Forever. A dolphinarium in Rimini, Italy, Delfinario Rimini, has been denied a license to reopen its doors.

The victory is particularly sweet, given that the facility was recently cited for animal mistreatment over its bottlenose dolphins. Last year, inspectors reported disturbing conditions at the aquarium, including trainers administering tranquilizers and hormonal therapies to the dolphins to reduce aggression and sexual behaviours, improper housing conditions, and a lack of shade for the animals. The facility was fined $24,700 (€18,000) for these offenses. The country’s Ministry for the Environment announced the news this week and the aquarium has been closed since last year. 不讓鯨豚因展演殞落 動團啟動反圈養. Keto: The Other Whale Who Killed His Trainer.

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Seaworld. La vie en captivité : 7 raisons de ne pas garder des orques en prison. Bad press, Harry Potter contributing to SeaWorld’s epic bellyflop. Exploitation is NOT entertaining. Dear SeaWorld, We Drew You 5 Cartoons To Explain Why Your Stock Is Tanking. Ce SECRET que les delphinariums veulent vous cacher à tout prix... SeaWorld Is Dying, Animal Exploitation Isn’t.

Miami Seaquarium Death Chart. PETA Chelem Gordon Ramsay »de cuisine de l'enfer 'Over SeaWorld Promotion. Free Dolphins Belgium. A San Diego Progressive Takes On SeaWorld. Jim Henson Company pression pour couper les liens avec SeaWorld. Amid killer whale controversy, S.D. City Council honors SeaWorld - Los Angeles Times. Behind the glass of aquarium. Release Lolita Back to the Sea and Her Family! Drive Fisheries, Capture Results & Information. Jim Henson Company Pressured To Cut Ties With SeaWorld. Les orques du Marineland d'Antibes.

Fermons le parc aquatique Marineland d' Antibes, pour sauver les Orques ! Guess Who's Cutting Ties With SeaWorld Now? Cetacean News Network - United Airlines stops dolphin and whale transports after public outrage. Orques et dauphins captifs sous camisole chimique. SeaWorld Slapped With (Another) USDA Complaint Over Animal Abuse Allegations. A National Geographic Blogger Is Not Impressed. Beaucoup de Delphinariums punissent cruellement les dauphins ?.. - Association animale ma-vie-de-galgo. Captive Cetaceans Tragically Sad: Dolphinariums of the World. Dolphinariums of the World. Les orques du Marineland d'Antibes. Orques (Reportage - La Nouvelle Edition) Le Marineland du Canada : charniers, tortures et bonnes affaires ! Animalspeak: Blackfish may spell the end of captivity for orcas. 300 personnes ont manifesté devant le Marineland d'Antibes contre les delphinariums - France 3 Côte d’Azur. Que la construction d'un delphinarium au ZooParc d'Amnéville (57) ne voie jamais le jour.

Kids Speak Out for Dolphins- PSA. SeaWorld - save your money on super-size tanks. Orcas need the ocean! Another Aquarium Says No to Dolphin Shows. Ce que vous devez savoir sur les delphinariums. SeaWorld stock sinks over ‘Blackfish’ killer whale outrage. Blackfish Cast Exclusive: Ex-Trainers Say SeaWorld Must Evolve Now. Win for Dolphins! Bahamian Supreme Court Orders Dolphinarium Closed. Brochure "adultes" : les cétacés et la captivité... ce que les delphinariums ne vous disent pas...

La delphine Roxanne est deux fois grand-mère mais ne le saura jamais ! SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator. SeaWorld Sinks 5% on Bill to Ban California Orca Shows.