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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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Irish Town Stands Up to Big Seaweed

However, an ongoing controversy is evolving in this tranquil corner of rural ... does not require an environmental impact statement under EU law. This makes it the first instance of a license for mech... 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

SeaWorld to stop breeding killer whales

SeaWorld said it will stop breeding killer whales in captivity, bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists, Reuters reports. But the killer whales, also known as orcas, that are already ... 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

Bats versus dolphins – the ultimate battle of sonar systems

She hopes her talk sparks a healthy debate between researchers of both animals ... "I'm going to be presenting the first study looking at how dolphins might be changing their signals to avoid jamming, ... read more

Don’t overuse mosquito repellents

With increasing environmental degradation leading to the creation of mosquito breeding grounds, demand is set to increase further, say experts. “If we keep our surroundings clean, need for medications ... read more

“Every Life Matters”

I recently spoke with Bekoff via Skype about how he first became interested in animals, his philosophy on animal protection, and his thoughts on how we can improve animal well-being. Was there a momen... read more

What is breeding separatism in Hong Kong?

Some of them might be against the idea of secession from China, especially more moderate voters, such as many in the middle class. Still seeing Hong Kong as part of the People’s Republic of China, the... read more



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