Every year, hundreds of dolphins are killed in brutal hunts in Taiji, Japan. Those not killed are sold for large sums of money and flown to marine parks around the world. This money funds the slaughter so that the hunts can continue.
Our new report highlights the cruelty of the hunt.
Please sign our petition calling on airlines to stop transporting dolphins.
National Aquarium in US and Sea Life release statements opposing taking whales and dolphins from the wild.
WDCS survey reveals Americans oppose keeping orcas in captivity.
Four former SeaWorld trainers give an insight into what life is really like for an orca in captivity. You can read the full article in the summer edition of our magazine, Whale & Dolphin.
WDC and partner organisation OceanCare handed over 30,000 origami whales and dolphins to the European Parliament on 9th October as part of a campaign highlighting the plight of these animals held captive in tanks at dolphinaria across Europe.
in June 2010, a young female orca was found alone off the coast of the Netherlands. She was brought into the country’s dolphinarium at Harderwijk for care and attention.
Since then WDCS together with other organisations has worked hard to give her the chance of returning to her natural environment but in November 2011 a Dutch court ruled that she was to be transferred to a marine park in Tenerife.