Mie University aims to develop dolphin-breeding technology

Mar 10, 2016

Mie University aims to develop dolphin-breeding technology

Mie University plans to set up a facility to develop viable dolphin-breeding technology in fiscal 2016 in a move that could help aquariums secure stable supplies of the mammal, it was learned Thursday. It will be the first Japanese university to have such a ...

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

| May 30, 2015

A media circus surrounds Japan's animal acts

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The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums has voted to stop buying dolphins captured during drive hunts conducted by fishermen in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. For the past decade, the town has received a great deal of negative publicity because of its dolphin slaughter, and ...

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

Mar 6, 2015

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling’s ...

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

Aug 16, 2014

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

SeaWorld says it will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks and fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild. Business for the Orlando, Florida, company has been hurt by ...

Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed

Apr 27, 2014

Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed

Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. Allegations that a pit pictured online Wednesday containing scores of stray dogs had been ...