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Hawaii to Ban Swimming with Spinner Dolphins

By Kim Robson: Hawaii’s Spinner dolphins are nocturnal – they hunt for food at night and then come closer to shore during the day to rest, socialize and nurture their young. Unfortunately, daytime is when tour groups interact with the dolphins. Spinners are famous for their acrobatic displays, leaping from the water and spinning along their longitudinal axis as they soar through the air. Federal regulators are …

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SeaWorld Phasing Out Orca Shows

By Kim Robson: The time has come. SeaWorld is finally beginning to accept the fact that public acceptance of live killer whale shows has declined dramatically in the wake of the documentary Blackfish. Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced plans to build a much larger enclosure to display their orcas. However, …

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Blackfish Movie

 By Kim Robson We at Green-Mom have written before about the injustice and cruelty of keeping captive orcas at marine parks like Sea World. Orcas, also called killer whales, are the most famous and iconic symbol of Sea World’s dominance over the seas. These intelligent mammals reach weights in excess of 10,000 pounds and …

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Lenient Punishments Aren’t Enough To Stop Animal Abuse

 By Guest Writer Richard P. Console, Jr. Research shows that serial killers, child abusers and rapists often have histories of committing crimes against animals, sometimes as “practice” for hurting their real targets — other people. Currently, the punishments for animal cruelty are so lax that convicted offenders are soon back on …

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Animal Abuse Whistleblowing Attacked by Proposed Ag-gag Bills

By Asha Kreiling ​Few things disturb me as much as violence towards animals. I can’t tolerate more than a few seconds of footage of the animal abuse that seems to occur so nonchalantly in factory farms and slaughterhouses, but even the short clips I have managed to watch have had a …

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Cetacean Slavery

By Kim Robson Sea World is a popular marine park chain with ten facilities around the United States. Sea World San Diego and Orlando enjoy international acclaim and annual visitor counts in the millions. Their stated mission is to promote the conservation, education, and research of marine environments. Granted, Sea …

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Great White Sharks May Be Next on California’s Endangered Species List

By Asha Kreiling ​The ocean’s most notorious and most feared creature is displaying some vulnerability of its own. Great white sharks are an incredibly fascinating but widely misunderstood species, as they are popularly known only as violent ocean predators and perpetuators of erratic attacks on human victims. Vital to balanced …

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Genetically Modified Salmon Legalized

By Fredrica Syren Due to cost, more and more of our foods are becoming genetically modified these days.  However, we really don’t know what the long-term effects of these foods are because they really have not been tested enough.  Since GMO foods do not require labels, the scary thing is …

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High Demand for Palm Oil Endangers Orangutans

By Fredrica Syren Palm oil is an edible and incredibly versatile vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It is found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream, and in other items such as cosmetics, but palm oil comes with a heavy price. Today rain …

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Earthlings- an Important Documentary

Here is a trailer of the award winning documentary Earthlings about human abuse on animals narrated by well known animal activist Joaquin Phoenix. It’s a very disturbing movie, but something that has to be seen to understand. It’s not ok to abuse animals as much as it’s not ok to …

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