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Why Ric O’Barry is not yelling “Victory!” after Bahamas dolphin rescue – 5/15/24 Animals 24-7

Fury as eight dolphins are ‘left to die in abandoned Bahamas sea resort once popular with tourists’ – as race against time is on to save five still stuck there – 5/7/24 Daily Mail

Five dolphins discovered ‘starving’ at abandoned tourist park near luxury hotel – 5/7/24 Yahoo News Australia

Dolphin Project Founder Ric O’Barry is passionate about liberating dolphins – 4/24/24 Islander News

EXCLUSIVE: Miami Seaquarium’s Hugo the Killer Whale ‘crashed head into walls before trying to escape through window’ – 3/30/24 The Mirror

EXCLUSIVE: Miami Seaquarium eviction is ‘personal’ for former trainer called ‘crazy’ over dolphin protests – 3/24/24 The Mirror

EXCLUSIVE: Miami Seaquarium trainer shares moment he decided to ‘tear industry down’ after dolphin died in arms – 3/23/24 The Mirror


Dolphin Project activist visits Monterey Bay – 11/1/23 The Advocate

Orca’s Sudden Death at Theme Park Sparks Backlash – 10/23/23 Newsweek 


For 60 years, the US Navy has been training dolphins and sea lions to keep rivals away from its most sensitive hardware – 12/29/22 Business Insider

James Cameron breaks silence on Avatar 2 dolphin stunt: ‘I was seething’ – 12/20/22 Yahoo News Australia

Avatar 2 premiere sparks outrage: ‘Cruel’ dolphin stunt slammed – 12/14/22 Yahoo News Australia

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project celebrates a triple dolphin release in Bali – 9/6/22 Animals 24-7

Rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary – 9/3/22 AP News 

Witness horrified as Japan resumes dolphin hunting: ‘Very sad’ – 9/1/22 Yahoo News Australia

A Rescued Dolphin Gets New Teeth – 8/18/22 Fox 11 Los Angeles

Faroe Islands To Limit Dolphin Hunt After ‘Unusually’ Large Number Killed – 7/11/22 Newsweek

Faroe Islands Hunting Season Commence with 60 Pilot Whales Slaughter – 6/16/22 Nature World News

Faroe Islands Slaughter Begins With Pilot Whales Butchered Alive – 6/14/22 Newsweek


Dolphin Project grew Mashta Island treehouse to international conservation fame – 12/18/21 Islander Media Group, Inc.

Heartbreaking story of killer whale named Hugo who ‘committed SUICIDE’ by repeatedly ramming head against tank – 9/15/21 The U.S. Sun

‘Can’t un-see it’: Dolphin activist reveals scene that still haunts him – 3/11/21 Yahoo News Australia

Japan’s Global Dolphin Trade Still Kills – 3/2/21 VICE

Dolphin shows to be outlawed in NSW as new law passes – 2/25/21 Yahoo News Australia

‘A brutal end’: Whale trapped for 19 days ‘drowned’ by fishermen – 1/11/21 Yahoo News Australia 


‘Soul-destroying’: Desperate plea to save whale trapped in net for six days – 12/30/20 Yahoo News Australia 

Heartbreaking reason ‘panicked’ dolphin won’t escape from hunters– 12/11/20 Yahoo News Australia 

Livestream shows dolphin family captured during annual hunt– 9/1/20 Yahoo News Australia 

Progress watch: Where dolphins get a second chance at life – 7/28/20 Christian Science Monitor

This rehab center in Bali rescues captive dolphins and provides them lifelong sanctuary – 7/11/20 Mashable

Bali Hosts First Center to Return Captive Dolphins To The Wild – 7/9/20 New York Post

Bali Hosts First Center to Return Captive Dolphins To The Wild – 7/8/20 Reuters

Lewis Hamilton Says It’s ‘Time We Empty The Tanks’ In Anti-Captivity Post – 5/10/20 Plant Based News

‘World’s loneliest dolphin’ dies after two years living in abandoned Japanese aquarium – 4/21/20 Evening Standard

Death of the world’s loneliest dolphin: ‘Honey’, who sparked headlines around the world after she was discovered at abandoned Japanese aquarium, dies after two years by herself in a small pool – 4/20/20 Daily Mail

Behind the Dolphin Smile. From Flipper To The Birth Of The Anti-Captivity Movement – 4/13/20 Galactus

Three dolphins have been shot or stabbed in Florida since May. Authorities are searching for the culprits – 2/13/20 The Washington Post

‘Depressing, sadistic’: Horrifying photo shows entire pod of whales slaughtered by hunters – 2/11/20 Yahoo News Australia

The 16 Most Political Moments in Oscars History – 2/8/20 Vogue

The ‘World’s Cruelest’ Dolphin Circus Just Permanently Shut Down – 2/1/20 LiveKindly

Sickening truth behind holiday park dolphins brutally hunted in the wild – 1/25/20 The Mirror

Victory! World’s Cruelest Dolphin Circus in Indonesia Has Shut Down – 1/1/20 One Green Planet


‘Up to their waists in blood’: New drone video exposes Japanese dolphin slayers – 11/6/19 Yahoo News Australia

At Japan’s dolphin hunt, a struggle between local traditions and global anger – 10/14/19 The Washington Post

Dark side of tourism in Bali: Dolphins rescued from hotel pool – 10/11/19 Stuff NZ

Dolphin driven ‘psychotic’ by captivity rescued and freed into the ocean – 10/10/19 Yahoo News Australia

Dolphin defender Ric O’Barry, cleared by Tokyo court, plans return to Japan – 10/5/19 Animals 24-7

‘You listen to them die’: Horrific story behind dolphin activist’s collection of rocks – 9/25/19 Yahoo News Australia

‘Heartbreaking’ video shows calf isolated as hunters move in to slaughter whales – 9/16/19 Yahoo News Australia

Inside cruel dolphin hunting season when sea turns red with blood as thousands are killed – 9/16/19 The Mirror

5 Ways You Can Help End the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan – 9/9/19 One Green Planet

Two remaining dolphins at Melka Hotel ‘can’t be released back into the wild’: Dolphin Project – 9/4/19 Coconuts Bali

Taiji cove hunt: Japan starts controversial dolphin hunt – 9/2/19 BBC News

Japan begins slaughtering dolphins as cruel six-month hunting season opens – 9/2/19 Mirror UK

Dolphin hunting season begins again in Japanese cove made famous by bloody documentary – 9/2/19 ABC News

How wildlife authorities raided a Bali hotel to rescue dolphins from concrete enclosure – 8/7/19 Yahoo News Australia

Dolphins and other animals rescued from ‘horrible, outdated’ facilities at hotel in Bali’s Lovina – 8/7/19 Coconuts Bali

‘Dirty secrets’ of dolphin tourist parks revealed as ‘abuse’ video emerges – 8/5/19 Yahoo News Australia

Zhuhai Caper: The Long Gone Wild Team Almost Landed in a Chinese Gulag While Filming Undercover – 8/5/19 Movie Maker

Do you eat dolphins? Does your cat? – 5/21/19 Animals 24-7

National Aquarium’s plan to relocate dolphins from Baltimore by 2020 is delayed by climate change, pollution – 4/19/19 The Baltimore Sun 

EXCLUSIVE: World’s first legal challenge launched against Japan’s controversial dolphin hunt amid claims it’s illegal under Japanese law – 2/22/19 9News Sydney 

Flipper’s Trainer Turned Dolphin Savior – 2/6/19 BBC Sounds

Dolphinaris Arizona: Mystery Over Death of Fourth Dolphin in 16 Months at Marine Mammal Park – 2/1/19 Newsweek

Fourth dolphin dies at Dolphinaris Arizona in less than two years – 1/31/19 abc15 Arizona


Japan hands whales a Christmas gift camouflaged as coal – 12/27/18 Animals 24-7

[Animals and people talk] Show dolphins communicate with humans?– 11/10/18 Korea Daily News

The Need for Action Rises As More Dolphins Are Corralled to Their Death in Taiji – 09/26/18 One Green Planet 

Tidal wave of Chinese marine parks fuels murky cetacean trade – 09/20/18 Reuters

Japan’s sailing body apologizes for dolphin show at World Cup ceremony – 09/12/18 CNN

Are Captive Dolphins Really ‘Happy’? A Look Into the Daily Lives of Dolphins at the Duisburg Zoo – 05/31/18 One Green Planet

Progress! Barcelona Bans Captive Dolphin Facilities – 05/1/18 One Green Planet

Dominican Republic Banned the Sale of Captive Dolphins! – 04/20/18 One Green Planet

Why Training an Orca to Mimic Human Speech Is Cruel – 02/28/18 One Green Planet

Black Country Communion Release ‘The Cove’ Video – 02/11/18 antiMusic


Illegally-Caught Dolphin Destined for Traveling Circus Is Going Back to the Wild! – 12/27/17 One Green Planet

The Injured Dolphin Calf Who Inspired Me to Keep Fighting to End the Annual Cruel Taiji Hunts – 12/18/17 One Green Planet

Interview with Ric O’Barry – The Carol Rosin Show – 5/19/17 American Freedom Radio

Animals Today: Interview with Ric O’Barry – 5/15/17 Animals Today

Devastating Video of Depressed Captive Dolphins Reminds Us Why We Should Never Support Marine Parks – 3/6/17 One Green Planet

BREAKING: Taiji’s Drive Season Over – 2/28/17 The Huffington Post

Dolphins are being packed inside tiny crates by traveling circuses – 2/9/17 Daily Mail

Legendary Guitarist, Slash, Has a Message for Taiji Dolphin Hunters (VIDEO)  – 1/30/17 One Green Planet

Slash Joins The Fight To End The Dolphin Slaughter  – 1/29/17 World Animal News


Dolphins are made to jump through rings of FIRE before being hauled from the water and crammed into tiny boxes in disturbing footage of Indonesian traveling circus  – 12/9/16 Daily Mail

Dolphins Beat Each Other Up Because They’re So Stressed In Tiny Tank  – 12/8/16 The Dodo

Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows  – 12/2/16 The Associated Press

Dolphins Stolen From Wild Cry In Half-Empty Tanks At ‘Museum’  – 11/15/16 The Dodo

South Pacific Nation Frees Dolphins Destined for Captivity  – 11/9/16 TakePart

Manby-Pacelle Pact: Hot Air and Hollow Words On Dolphin Drives  – 10/4/16 The Huffington Post

The Cove Hunt Is On Again, Which Means Dolphins Are in Danger – 9/4/16 Take Part

Thousands rally against dolphin hunting as the Japanese season begins – 9/1/16 KIRO 7 News Seattle

This Badass 7-Year-Old Dolphin Activist Met With the Mayor of Taiji to Get Him to End the Hunts – 9/1/16 One Green Planet

I-Team: San Francisco joins worldwide protests of Japan’s ‘Dolphin Killing Season’ – 09/1/16 ABC 7 News San Francisco

Dolphin Project On The Ground As Taiji’s Hunting Season Begins – 09/1/16 The Huffington Post

Japanese dolphin hunts to begin as thousands set to demonstrate around the world – 09/1/16 International Business Times

The Power of Presence: Turn Up In London For The Killing Cove Dolphins
 – 08/30/16 The Huffington Post

Humans and dolphins are so similar – when will we stop persecuting them?
 – 08/30/16 The Guardian

Dolphin Freed From Tank Spotted In The Wild – With A Newborn Baby – 08/22/16 The Dodo

Thanks but no tanks: why you should say no to dolphin shows – 08/20/16 Mojo News

Tourists Tricked into Swimming with Dolphins in Notorious ‘Cove’ – 08/19/16 The Dodo

INTERVIEW: Dolphin Protection Activist Says Japanese Government Is ‘Biggest Criminal’ – 06/29/16 The News Lens International Edition

After life in captivity, dolphins to undergo sea change – 06/14/16 PBS

Dolphin Defender Has Changed the Way the World Thinks – 06/15/16 PETA

SeaWorld orca filmed ‘slamming head against gate while being held in small pool’ – 04/27/16 Mirror Online

New Footage Shows SeaWorld Orca Slamming Against Gate Over And Over – 04/26/16 The Dodo

Breaking: Officials Confirm Taiji Drive Season Over – 03/03/16 The Huffington Post

CNN Video: The Massacre of Dolphins – 02/25/16 CNN

Video: Univision Planeta Interviews Ric O’Barry – 02/08/16 Univision Planeta

Exclusive: Dolphin Activist Ric O’Barry Deported, But Continues to Inform the World of Taiji Slaughters – 02/08/16 One Green Planet

Japan deports star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary – 02/5/16 Associated Press

My Husband Is Being Detained In Japan For Protecting Dolphins – 01/27/16 Huffington Post

Dolphin activist detained in Japan says he’s a ‘political prisoner’ – 01/26/16 Reuters

The fate of a dolphin activist in Japan’s flawed democracy – 01/26/16 Japan Times

Star of dolphin-hunting film ordered deported from Japan – 01/22/16 Associated Press

Exclusive: Dolphin Activist and Star of ‘The Cove’ Detained in Tokyo – 01/21/16 One Green Planet

Oscar-winning star of anti-dolphin hunt documentary Ric O’Barry held in Tokyo – 01/20/16 CNN

CNN Video: Global Dolphin Activist Ric O’Barry Detained in Japan – 01/19/16 CNN

Congress Member Asks State Department to Help Dolphin Activist Held in Japan – 01/19/16 Take Part

Star of film about dolphin killing detained at Tokyo airport – 01/19/16 The Associated Press

We Can Be Heroes – 01/13/16 The Huffington Post U.K.

David Bowie hailed ‘ultimate animal hero’ for allowing song to be whaling protest anthem – 01/12/16 Express


Huddling together in fear, a pod of pilot whales circle one another after dolphin hunters at Japan’s infamous Taiji cove round them up for slaughter – 11/20/15 Daily Mail Online

Terrified Whale Family Huddles Together As Hunters Close In – 11/19/15 The Dodo

Do Animals Commit Suicide? – 11/18/15 The Dodo

Dolphin cull protesters daub hands in blood-red paint at Japan Embassy demo – 10/17/15 Western Morning News

Blood stained seas: Horrifying reality of dolphin slaughter exposed – 10/17/15 Express

The Horrifying Truth Behind Dolphin Shows – 9/24/15 The Huffington Post

Watch What a Frightened Dolphin Does to Escape Hunters in Taiji – 9/13/15 RYOT

Terrified Dolphin Throws Himself At Man’s Feet To Escape Hunters – 9/11/15 The Dodo

4 Badass People Who Are Changing the Way We View Marine Captivity – 9/11/15 One Green Planet

Activist Ric O’Barry Freed by Japanese Cops at Start of Dolphin Hunt – 9/1/15 NBC News

Dolphin Season Starts in Wakayama; ‘The Cove’ Activist Arrested – 9/1/15 The Wall Street Journal

Will Harry Styles’ Words Force SeaWorld to Close? – 7/11/15 RYOT

Victory! World’s Top Zoo Association Kicks Japan Out Over Cruel Dolphin Drives – 4/24/15 Care2

Japan Dolphin Hunt Dealt Big Blow – 4/23/15 TakePart

Cautiverio de delfines es igual a prostitucion : O’Barry – 1/30/15 El Universal

Activist sees public shift on dolphins in captivity – 1/12/15 AP

Petition to End “Swimming With Dolphins” Programs Hits the Internet – 1/12/15 Palm Beach New Times



The following News Releases are available to download in .PDF format:

Dolphinaris Arizona Closes – 2/21/19

Protest Highlights Death of Fourth Dolphin at Dolphinaris Arizona – 2/1/19

U.S. Citizen Being Harassed by a Japanese Nationalist Group for Taking Pictures – 9/10/16

Dolphin Project Returns to The Cove – 8/31/16


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