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China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy

The Chimelong Group, one of the country’s biggest amusement park operators, revealed that it opened a breeding center for orcas on February 24 at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom—the first program of its kind ... read more

Drowning in Sound

What’s less surprising, perhaps, is that the whales-versus-sonar controversy has spun into a public relations ... a number of events involving the family of whales that includes orcas and melon-headed ... read more

Dealer: An ex-merchant's mercy

But as dolphin dealer Chris Porter reached down into the water at the Solomon Islands center ... male killer whales end up with flopper dorsal fins and irregularly bent tails because the pools are ina... read more

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Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

But engineering more complex living things is now possible, and the controversy ... Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has been reviewing the issue of Oxitec’s GM Aedes aegypti mosquito s... read more

Where Are the World’s 58 Captive Orcas and How Can We Help Them?

Adan, the five-year-old male orca, was the first to be born in Loro Parque. Morgan, an eight-year-old female orca, has long been the center of controversy after she ... of care and maintains an impres... read more

SeaWorld Stock Earnings Beat Remains Threatened by Blackfish Legacy

The good news came despite poor weather conditions at several park locations and the fact that the Easter holidays fell during the first ... center of controversy moving forward. However, if the firm ... read more

SeaWorld: Killer Whale Doc ‘Blackfish’ Is ‘Inaccurate’

The marine park spoke to ABC News, which plans a “Nightline” segment on the controversy Friday night. The documentary is the story of bull orca whale Tilikum, has been associated with the deaths of th... read more

Activists sound alarm over Russia's whale trade

Activists documented squalid conditions ... 84 of which went to China, according to available customs figures. Each year, the government permits traders to catch about 10 orcas and 150 beluga whales f... read more

Alleged Dog Rapist Dragged Naked From Home And Beaten After Animal Rights Activists Discover 'Evidence' He Posted Online

A man in Chengdu, China was recently assaulted by animal rights activists ... The abused animals have been sent to a local animal hospital and will be taken to an adoption center once they fully recov... read more

World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has its first director-general from Africa ... countries such as the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu the same voting weight as China or the United States. Tedros’s ... read more

Reassessing public opinion of captive cetacean attractions with a photo elicitation survey

The support shown for MMP killer whale shows in this survey was well below that claimed ... If we had asked these intention-orientated questions first, it is more likely that respondents would have on... read more

How Tilikum the Orca Changed the Conversation About Animals in Captivity

Tilikum, the orca at the center of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," has died ... Tilikum was the focus of a controversy over the ethics of keeping orcas in captivity. Over his approximately 33 years ... read more

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