Fifty years ago, one of the worst atrocities of animal welfare took place. In the largest capture of wild orcas in history, more than 90 of the marine mammals were rounded up in Penn Cove and seven young southern resident killer whales were captured using nets and explosives, then sold to aquariums. Only one of those abducted on 8th August 1970 is still alive; Lolita.
Killer whales in captivity: guest post by Ben Stockwell
My latest Kate on Conservation guest blog post explores the reality of orcas in captivity. Just two weeks after a new film detailing the story
Blackfish Tilikum: An homage to his memory and a promise to myself
It’s easy to think, after all the media coverage of ‘2016: the year of death’, that it was the worst start to a year that
Making a stand, marching a march.
I am lucky. As a journalist, a blogger and as a human being, I have a voice. A voice I can use to speak up
SeaWorld: Behold, the great water circus!
“Connect with animals and explore nature to recognise the important role kids play in the future of our world.” It sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Why