Jun Jun the beluga whale dies under the care of Merlin Entertainments

It has been five long years since Merlin Entertainment bought Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai. Five long years of daily ‘shows’ where Jun Jun and her two friends would perform unnatural tricks to entertain crowds at the ‘White Whale Theatre’. Back in 2014 we launched our campaign to encourage Merlin, parent company of SEA LIFE aquariums, to release the belugas to a sanctuary.

You may have heard about Jun Jun, the beluga whale who we have connected with through her life story. We have watched Jun Jun …

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SEA LIFE Consumerise Animal Life Yet Again!

The AquaDom is located inside the Sea Life Center inside of a Radisson Blu hotel in Berlin, Germany…

Here, SEA LIFE continue to exploit and consumerise animal life, turning beauty into a commodity to be gawped at and pointed at under blazing artificial light. In the SEA LIFE reality, animal lives are used as hotel window dressing, as spectacle, whose value is to decorate like living wallpaper. It is an out-dated and grotesque feature of their commercial ambition: to turn every aquatic being into a living …

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Ric O’ Barry: Latest from Shanghai!

Cetacean protector Richard O’Barry went to the SEA LIFE/ Merlin Entertainments owned aquarium in Shanghai today, which holds three beluga whales captive. See CAPS Facebook entry. When he tried to ask what Merlin’s plans were for the belugas and their retirement, he was asked to leave the building. See the Video with the belugas in the background!

Watch the video here

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Merlin Entertainment in Shanghai, China. If I ask questions about the promise to retire these three beluga whales in a sanctuary I am escorted out of the building. …

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‘Emma the Vet’ and Thomas White, Ph.D. support the SEA LIES campaign

It’s always encouraging when experts and celebrities get involved in grassroots campaigns like SEA LIES, so we were very encouraged to receive support and good quotes pertaining to the plight of the belugas in Shanghai from Emma Milne aka ‘Emma the Vet’, a TV Vet and Author and from Thomas I. White, Ph.D. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animals Ethics and Author of In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier. 

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Please support the International Day of Action against Sea Life: End the Shows! Free the Belugas!

Merlin Entertainments continue to delay on ending the cruel shows and retiring these three beluga whales. As compassionate anti-captivity activists we must continue to take action until the daily circus-style shows stop. Are YOU free to help us raise awareness about the awful shows the 3 imprisoned belugas are still forced to endure? 

Empty the Tanks annual international protest in June was a great success which saw CAPS protesters take to London, Manchester and Birmingham to highlight the plight of the belugas. September the 19th will be …

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Merlin looks set to continue cruel whale shows

One year on from the launch of the SEA LIES campaign we felt it was about time CAPS and our concerned supporters had some answers from Merlin Entertainments about the three beluga whales they hold captive in their centre in Shanghai. Following the incredible actions of our supporters over the Easter weekend who took to the streets and online to speak out for the whales, CAPS sent a letter to Merlin CEO, Nick Varney. The letter outlined a series of questions regarding the future for …

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SEA LIFE vs ‘SHARK’ on the BBC

The recent natural history shark series by the BBC, SHARK was beautiful, spectacular and inspiring. All three episodes were a fascinating entry into their underwater world. The sheer variety of species, including the incredible ‘master of disguise’ the tasselled wobbegong, were striking, majestic and curiously beautiful. It’s a breath-taking tour around the world of the shark and the stingray. These animals are closely related and it’s not entirely wrong to think of stingrays as flattened sharks. SEA LIFE exploits both species.

This stunning and marvellous film of their …

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Join London activists on 29th August 2015

Activists in London are not resting on their laurels after last Saturday’s astounding EMPTY the TANKS success and another SEA LIFE demonstration is already planned and prepared. If you live or are visiting the South East on August 29th then please contact them and join in this wonderful celebration of animal liberation principles that SEA LIFE clearly don’t quite understand yet! For details see:  https://m.facebook.com/events/1385453548439976/

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See Dominic Dyer’s Rousing Speech from 06/06/2015

If you couldn’t attend the ‪#‎EmptyTheTanks‬ march for captive cetaceans in London last Saturday, you NEED to see this speech by Dominic Dyer from Born Free Foundation. Also take at look at CAPS’ photostream from an excellent day of protest against cetacean captivity! https://www.facebook.com/captiveanimals/photos_stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3UG2WZ-YsU

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SEA LIFE claim circus-style tricks are ‘effectively natural behaviour’ for whales

SEA LIFE claim circus-style tricks are ‘effectively natural behaviour’ for whales

Easter weekend 2015 marks one year on since the release of the SEA LIES campaign, the result of a six month investigation into the workings of SEA LIFE and the well-being of the animals they keep. What was unearthed were troubling revelations that this worldwide brand were taking animals from the wild to stock their tanks, misleading the public on their so called ‘rescue’ work, ‘educating’ visitors with incorrect zoological information, and most of all, …

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