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Plans have been announced to establish the first sanctuary in North America for captive whales retired from parks and aquariums. Led by the Whale Sanctuary ... More
Following on from its 2017 decision to end its orca stunt shows in favour of an educational alternative, SeaWorld has announced this week that it ... More
SeaWorld CEO Gus Antorcha has resigned from his position after just seven months in the role, with chief financial officer Marc Swanson stepping up as ... More
Two beluga whales from the Chang Feng Ocean World aquarium in Shanghai have completed a 6,000 mile journey to their new home ‒ a specially ... More
Germany's Circus Roncalli has replaced its live animals with holograms in an attempt to raise awareness of animal cruelty in the industry. The show, which ... More
The keeping of whales, dolphins and porpoises for entertainment – as well as the breeding, trading and capture of cetaceans – has been banned in ... More
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Merlin Entertainments, the company that operates more than 50 Sea Life aquariums, says it hopes to bring about a change of attitude in the attractions ... More
Almost 100 whales illegally captured last year will be released from their sea pens in Russia after the animals were intercepted by Russian authorities purportedly ... More
A legal dispute between Vancouver Aquarium in Canada and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation regarding the keeping of cetaceans is set to rumble ... More
Merlin chief executive Nick Varney has reiterated the company's stance on cetacean captivity, as it embarks on its first steps to create an ocean sanctuary ... More
With pressures on cetacean captivity continuing to mount across North America, Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium has announced it will no longer display such animals, instead choosing ... More
In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving indicators ... More
A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an ... More
Two aquariums in Japan have left the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) over the organisation’s decision to ban members from procuring dolphins from ... More
The Vancouver Park Board’s long-running debate on cetacean captivity has seemingly been brought to its conclusion after the body voted unanimously to end the practice ... More
Despite growing sentiment worldwide that large sea creatures – particularly cetaceans – should not be kept in captivity, China’s Chimelong Group has opened the country’s ... More
Vancouver Aquarium has outlined ambitious expansion plans for the next 12 years, which include the eventual phase out of its captive beluga programme. The aquarium ... More
SeaWorld Entertainment has announced a company restructuring which will see 320 jobs cut after a sharp dip in attendance. The cuts will be spread across ... More
Vancouver Aquarium has come under fire from animal welfare groups following the second death of a beluga whale at its facility in just less than ... More
SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby has addressed the possibility of seaside sanctuaries for its whales, stating that the “experiment” by Baltimore’s National Aquarium to move its ... More
Baltimore’s National Aquarium has unveiled a game-changing proposal for dolphin care, with plans for North America’s first ever seaside sanctuary. Aiming to transition its colony ... More
A new US-based non-profit organisation is planning to build a home for retired and rescued aquarium whales, where animals living in captivity not deemed releasable ... More
SeaWorld has announced plans to phase out its theatrical killer whale public displays at its San Diego park in California by 2018 in favour of ... More
SeaWorld Entertainment has announced its intention to challenge the decision of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to allow the company’s San Diego park to expand ... More
The California Coastal Commission has granted SeaWorld planning permission to expand its Orca facility in San Diego on the basis that it cannot add any ... More
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