Letter to Orca Show Owner

Below is the open letter I’ve sent to Gloria Mendez (the owner) at Mundo Marino in Argentina, who have a captive orca (Kshamenk) and ten dolphin used in shows. Dear Gloria Mendez I visited Mundo Marino 2 weeks ago and as we discussed, I’m sending you an open letter with my thoughts on your operation, […]

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Massive Rescue Effort Underway

RESCUE UPDATE:  A massive rescue effort was underway yesterday in New Zealand where 400 Pilot whales have beached themselves.  500 Volunteers turned up to find around 300 whales already dead.  Of those that survived, around 50 were re-floated on yesterday’s high tide, however tragically, these beached themselves again last night. In a move that will […]

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A Tribute to Rob Stewart

The tragic death of Rob Stewart is a timely reminder that we are all on borrowed time on this earth. It is always a shame to see someone so young pass away, but doubly so when you consider the huge achievements of Rob, and the ambitious plans he held for the future. In many ways […]

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White Lions escape and Kill Neighbor

A man has died of his injuries after being attacked by white lions that had escaped from their enclosure at Lion Tree Top Lodge in Hoedspruit, South Africa.  His friend was seriously injured and remains in hospital. The escaped lions made their way from Lion Tree Top Lodge to the neighboring property, Ngama Lodge, where […]

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New Zealand’s Water Problems Just Starting

Problems with fresh water in New Zealand are just beginning, and in my opinion will continue to get worse unless our central government steps in.  Most Regional Councils have failed, deliberately or otherwise, to keep up with changing land and water use, and river quality is on a slippery slide downstream.  The solutions are staring […]

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Ringling Bros Circus Closing Forever

An announcement that will surely be celebrated by many Animal people, Ringling Brothers announced over the weekend they will be closing down their circus operation.  After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on what owners termed “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives […]

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Breaking News – Whale Slaughterhouse Found

The Japanese Whaling Processing ship (Nisshin Maru) has just been located in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  Sea Shepherd reported this morning that they had filmed the vessel from their helicopter, and that a whale was part-processed on the main deck. It raises some interesting questions.  The Japanese did lose their court battle with Australia […]

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Dairy Industry Rightfully loses Court Battle

Reliable as clockwork, and right on cue, DairyNZ – who pride themselves on speaking for the entire dairy industry – stepped up to the microphone and shot themselves in the head. What I describe as their venomous little mission to nail Greenpeace for their highly-effective dirty dairying ad has ended as it should have. The […]

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SeaWorld Closing Orca Show

Breaking News:  SeaWorld has just announced that this Sunday will be the final Orca Show at San Diego.  It leaves many questions unanswered, but is a welcome victory for Blackfish, the many NGOs that have lobbied against SeaWorld, and the countless Volunteers that have protested outside Orca  Theme Parks. From the SeaWorld Press Release:  “Sunday, […]

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Norway to Kill 2/3 of their Wolves

In yet another example of domesticated animals taking over a country, Norwegian officials on Friday approved the killing of 47 wolves, more than two-thirds of the population of about 68 wolves living in the country.  There are an estimated 2.5 million sheep in Norway, and Officials believe that each year up to 1,000 of these may be killed by […]

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Free Riding on Conservation

A bloke called me this morning.  He asked me to help him raise funds for a boat so that he could in his words, “highlight the issue of plastics in the oceans”.  He wants to sail around the world and use social media to alert people to the problem.   I typically get one such call […]

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Orca Capture Company Withdraws

The Chinese company we reported on a few months ago that wanted to capture live Orca, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and other marine animals in Namibia and export them to Theme Parks in China has thankfully withdrawn from the project. In a most bizarre letter, the Russian Master of the Animal Transport Vessel dropped off a […]

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