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Senate passes bill that would ban whale, dolphin captivity in Canada | CBC News

After a multi-year legislative battle, a bill to outlaw keeping cetaceans like whales and dolphins in captivity has cleared the Senate — all but ensuring the end of a once-popular theme park attraction in Canada.

S-203 — first introduced by now-retired Liberal senator Willie Moore in December 2015, with the backing of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May — would ban keeping and breeding these marine mammals in captivity through amendments to the Criminal Code.

Fines of up to $200,000 could be imposed on parks flouting the law — a sum set deliberately high as a deterrent.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-whale-dolphin-captivity-canada-senate-bill-1.4876136

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FedEx Needs To Stop Transporting Marine Life

Marine life hardly flys to Singapore in a 747,or likes riding in trucks with FedEx labels.

Are we not empathetic people that care for wildlife?

Why are they making animals suffer under stress for green paper bills?

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Welcome to DoSomething.org, a global movement of 6 million young people making positive change, online and off! The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page. After you learn something, Do Something! Find out how to take action here.

  1. “Drive hunts” are when dolphins and small whales at sea are herded by boats into a cove area where they are either killed or selected alive for sale to marine parks and aquaria across the globe.
  2. The Japanese hunts are the biggest single slaughter of whales and dolphins in the world involving drive and hand-held harpoon hunts.
  3. It has been documented that some dolphins have taken more than thirty minutes to die.
  4. In Japan, curtains are pulled across the shoreline to hide the killing process from the public. Conservationists work to protect endangered and hunted species like dolphins. Send them thank you cards to thank them for their work. Sign up for Wildlife Cards.
  5. In the cove at Taiji in Japan, some of the dolphins rounded up are selected for use in dolphin shows but many die of shock before they make it to waiting transport.

Send thank you cards to rangers who protect endangered species.

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  1. Japanese ‘drive hunts’ kill nearly 20,000 dolphins, porpoises and small whales every year.
  2. Commercial whaling was outlawed in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission, but dolphin hunts remain legal.
  3. The dolphin hunters make approximately $32,000 USD for each live dolphin they capture. These figures can skyrocket from $32,000 USD up to $250,000 USD for a trained captive dolphin.
  4. In the wild, dolphins can live into their 40s and 50s―some have been documented to be more than 90 years old. But more than 80 percent of captive dolphins whose ages could be determined died before they turned 20.
  5. In 2009 The Cove, a documentary on dolphin hunting in Japan won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film brought international attention to the issue of dolphin hunting.
  6. Dolphin meat is sold in stores throughout Japan. What is never included on the label are the levels of mercury, methyl mercury, cadmium, DDT and PCBs. One or more of these contaminants pollute almost all of the dolphin meat for sale in Japan.

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Whale Wars – Google Search

Animal Planet teams up with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to present this seafaring chronicle of activists dedicated to interfering with Japanese whaling expeditions. The Sea Shepherds are led by Captain Paul Watson, who, in 1977, founded the non-profit organization to protect marine wildlife and their habitats worldwide. The Japanese say that their whaling is legally accepted research, but the Sea Shepherds say it is just a cover for illegal commercial whaling. The show’s theme song is composed by Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan.

https://www.google.ca/search?safe=active&client=tablet-android-samsung&q=Whale+Wars&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLUz9U3MCwxzctT4gIxTSotjMtLtIQck0vyi0LyQ8Ic81J888syU4sB4sjlhy0AAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipkOWLhtfbAhVGR6wKHRvCDzMQxA0IgAEwFA&biw=768&bih=1024

S07 E01 · The Devil’s Den
Jan. 2, 2015 • Season 7
Peter takes the lead as The Sea Shepard launches its 10th anti-whaling campaign in the Antarctic; One misstep could cause hundreds of whales to lose their lives.

S07 E02 · Fight to the Death
Jan. 2, 2015 • Season 7
With Japanese harpoon ships approaching, Peter finds himself losing control as a storm threatens and crew members defy his orders.

S07 E03 · The Darkest Hour
Jan. 2, 2015 • Season 7
The whaling battle ignites as The Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon ship collide; Sea Shepard can only track the whaling fleet by helicopter.