Update: Marineland Belugas Too Sick to be Transferred to U.S.

On August 28, 2020, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) issued a permit to Mystic Aquarium, allowing it to import five beluga whales from Marineland in Ontario. Although Animal […]

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Canada Just Banned Whale & Dolphin Captivity. But What Happens to Animals Already in Tanks?

On Monday, June 10, Canada passed Bill S-203, groundbreaking legislation to outlaw whale and dolphin captivity. Once the bill comes into effect, it will be a criminal offence to capture […]

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Victory! Bill to Ban Whale & Dolphin Captivity Passes the Senate

After nearly three years of delay and obstruction, a bill to ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity has finally passed through the Canadian Senate. Senators voted to pass Bill […]

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B.C. Court Strikes Down Vancouver Aquarium Whale & Dolphin Ban

VANCOUVER – National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice is responding to the decision from the B.C. Supreme Court quashing, in part, a municipal bylaw aimed at preventing whales and dolphins from suffering in […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Forced to Give Up On Whale & Dolphin Captivity

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Aquarium announced today that it would give up on its decades-long fight to continue to imprison and display whales and dolphins in tiny tanks. Camille Labchuk, a lawyer and […]

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Animal Protection Groups Ask to Intervene in Vancouver Aquarium Lawsuit

VANCOUVER – Animal Justice and Zoocheck are seeking leave at the British Columbia Supreme Court to intervene in the Vancouver Aquarium’s lawsuit against the Vancouver Park Board. The Aquarium is suing in an […]

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Animal Justice Intervening in Vancouver Aquarium Copyright Appeal at BC Court of Appeal

VANCOUVER – National animal law organization Animal Justice will argue before the BC Court of Appeal on Monday as an intervener in an important appeal that could affect the ability […]

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Canadian Senator: “We Should See Cetaceans As Our Equals, As Living Beings”

Committee hearings got underway this week on Bill S-203, a Senate bill that would ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity in Canada. This groundbreaking bill would protect sensitive and […]

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