Protecting Dolphins: A Right to LifeLast Updated on 2013-09-10 20:35:41One of the daily privileges of living in southern California along the Santa Monica Bay is watching pods of bottlenose dolphins patrolling the coastline. They are extraordinary creatures with astounding memories that bring joy to my day - each time I see them.
My students and I believe that dolphins are entitled to the right of life. We along with millions of other Earthlings are mortified that Japan and Faroe Islanders brutally slaughter dolphins i.e. Faroe Islands and Taiji Cove with such reckless abandon and a despicable sense of entitlement.
Those unfortunate dolphins not slaughtered but caught are sentenced to an unimaginable captivity - suffering a brutal and torturous existence in dolphinariums for the amusement of unconscious humans. Have you seen the documentary Blackfish?
Since July 1, my colleagues and I have witnessed bottlenose dolphins dying along the eastern seaboard... More »
Earth Calling SOS - Save The WhalesLast Updated on 2012-05-15 00:00:00
Join distinguished conservation biologist, award-winning science communicator, Dr Reese Halter, in his crusade to protect Earth's wild ecosystems, its critters and our children.
The science is in, save the whales, save the planet!
Impact of tourism on dolphins - The Changing Oceans Expedition Last Updated on 2012-04-22 00:00:00
During its stay in Hurghada, The Changing Oceans Expedition meets scientists from Dolphin Watch Natural Underwater Science and HEPCA to better understand the impact of tourism on the dolphins populations from the Red Sea.
More info: http://www.changingoceans.org
Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientistsLast Updated on 2012-02-21 00:00:00
Dolphins should be treated as non-human "persons", with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told.
Experts in philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.
They believe dolphins and whales are sufficiently intelligent to justify the same ethical considerations as humans.
Recognising their rights would mean an end to whaling and their captivity, or their use in entertainment.
"Science has shown that individuality - consciousness, self-awareness - is no longer a unique human property. That poses all kinds of challenges.” -- Ethics Professor Tom White Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles
The move was made at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada, the... More »