What is Australia's Seaworld Up To?
Owners of Seaworld Gold Coast are expanding overseas and they've teamed up with the SeaWorld USA!!
What does this mean?
Will They have Taiji Dolphins?
Will They have Orca?
See "The Master Plan" Below
See the latest blog from BLACK COVE on Orca captivity in Australia and it's link to Lolita, the loneliest Orca in the world https://coveblack.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/will-australias-dark-captive-orca-history-raise-its-ugly-head-again-and-what-is-the-aussie-link-to-lolitas-capture/
ANIMALS AUSTRALIA is asking you to help ask Village Roadshows not to buy into cruelty overseas http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/stop-seaworld-exporting-dolphin-cruelty/
DEVASTATING UPDATE! SOS MAUI's
MAUI'S DOLPHIN NUMBERS DROP BELOW 50!
Numbers of the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin have hit an all time low of 43-47 individuals, including just 10-12 adult females. The new estimates will be discussed by 200 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists at the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission this week. Unless the level of protection is increased significantly, Maui’s dolphins could become extinct in 15 years Find out more: http://www.hectorsdolphins.com We will and cannot not accept this injustice!
JAZA agrees to stop taking Taiji Drive Hunt Dolphins!
Read All About It Here
In response to the horrendous "Mega Pod" capture of around 250 Bottlenose Dolphins in January 2014 MelbournDolphin created a FaceBook Page
"Black Cove Call To Action"
We gained 7000 likes in 24 hours with over 60,000 page invites!
Black Cove, along with the #HelpCoveDolphins Twitter campaign was instrumental in bringing media attention to this drive hunt which included the rare Albino calf "Angel".
During this time, many politicians and celebrities came on board resulting in the hunts in Taiji receiving more media coverage than ever before. Momentum has slowed somewhat and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy seems to be ignoring all the pleas for her to intervene again. Perhaps she is satisfied with PM Abe Shinzo's explanation that the hunts are 'tradition' despite them only really starting in the late 1960s because of demand from marine parks, Seaworld US being the main one.
We are also on Twitter, Rebel Mouse and Instagram
HOT OFF THE PRESS!!
Ex SeaWorld Trainer
John Hargrove's Book Released!
Singapore Mums Against Captivity
There are 2 groups of captive dolphins in Singapore. The dolphins stolen from an endangered population in the Solomon Isles at Dolphin Island (saddestdolphins.com) and the pink dolphins at Underwater World. There will be a few things happening in Singapore in 2015. Watch this space. CLICK HERE
Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos told MelbournDolphin - " I think it's the most important story in the world (not movie but story) the loss of biodiversity that happens on our watch may go down in history as a far greater disaster than all the world wars. The aim of the movie is not just to wake people up but inspire them to do something"
RACING EXTINCTION Coming to cinemas 2015 Watch Trailer Here
Looking for an Educational gift for the kids?
Check Out Jackie Curtis' book Will There Be Whales There?
Dolphin Girl and good friend of MelbournDolphin
See what she is up to here