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Request denied to import beluga whales into the US

8 August 2013

The US Federal Agency NOAA Fisheries announced on 6 August that it will not permit Georgia Aquarium to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for public display in the US. In what was the first application...

Whales and dolphins do not belong in captivity

28 May 2013

Captivity causes whales and dolphins psychological suffering, as well as physical distress. Destined to spend their lives in tiny pools in a barren, artificial environment, forced to perform mindless tricks...

South Korean dolphin park opposed

16 May 2013

ADI has teamed up with numerous animal protection organisations worldwide to oppose plans for a new dolphin facility at Geoje Sea World in South Korea. According to media reports, construction on the...

Indian government says no to the display of dolphins in captivity

16 May 2013

The Environment and Forest Minister of the Indian government has stated "We will not allow dolphinariums" after ADI and 60 other organisations, scientists and conservation called on the government to prohibit...

Pat Derby: A Celebration of Her Life

27 March 2013

Pat Derby: A Celebration of Her Life Friday, March 29, 2013 at 6:30pm Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA On Friday, March 29, 2013, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will hold an evening to...

Oregon Zoo Secures Ownership of Baby Elephant Lily

11 February 2013

Following a hard-fought campaign in the media by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the Oregon Zoo has finally voided the ownership agreement of baby elephant Lily, and purchased her and her father,...

Bob Barker urges Oregon Zoo to secure baby elephant’s ownership

6 December 2012

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has written to the director of Oregon Zoo, Kim Smith, calling for assurances that the controversial performing elephant supplier with ownership rights over the Zoo’s...

Animal organisations rally to oppose import of wild-caught belugas to US

12 October 2012

Georgia Aquarium and other public display facilities in the US are planning to import 18 wild-captured beluga whales from Russia. The proposal has been met with fierce opposition by 60 animal protection...

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