Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag: killer whales

Half the world’s killer whale populations at risk from toxic chemicals

Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.

PETA responds to death of ‘Blackfish’ orca

SeaWorld still holds 22 other orcas in captivity at its three facilities in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

SeaWorld to open new park – killer whales not included

The company’s Abu Dhabi attraction is set to debut in 2020 and will use virtual reality to depict marine life, not live orcas.

Canada may approve an oil pipeline that threatens the world’s most...

The Trans-Mountain project would almost triple the amount of tar sands oil flowing to a port near Vancouver, British Columbia.

BREAKING: SeaWorld Announces Ends Captive Breading of Killer Whales; Current Generation...

SeaWorld will no longer breed killer whales in captivity and will end their theatrical shows.

An Animal Has Died at SeaWorld Every Month Since November

Thirty-eight orcas and at least 58 belugas have died on SeaWorld’s watch, along with more than a hundred dolphins.

Noise Pollution May Be Harming the World’s Most Endangered Killer Whales

A new study shows that the din from large ships matches the frequencies used by Pacific Northwest orcas to find food and communicate with one another.

A Toxic Threat Is Killing Off Europe’s Killer Whales and Dolphins

Researchers find high exposure to PCBs could drive some marine mammal to extinction.

SeaWorld Agrees to End Killer Whale Shows in San Diego

Blaming public outrage and dwindling attendance, SeaWorld will phase out the signature killer whale shows at its San Diego theme park next year. But why will killer whale shows at its Orlando and San Antonio theme parks continue?

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COVID-19 crisis highlights big meat companies’ lack of openness

Meat companies’ evasive language about what is happening to animals during the COVID-19 crisis is part of a larger pattern that suppresses open debate about the ethical costs of food production in the U.S.