Despite Public Opposition, NOAA Fisheries Approves A Permit To Import 5 Beluga Whales To Mystic Aquarium But Imposes Restrictions On Breeding, Public Interaction & Training For Performances

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is among many other animal and environmental protection groups applauding the decision by the Department of Commerce to prohibit Mystic Aquarium from breeding five captive-born beluga whales from Canada as part of an import permit issued Friday. The permit…

Breaking! Major Victory As Scotland Passes New Legislation Banning The Shooting Of Seals By The Fisheries Industry

Scotland has just banned the shooting of seals by the fisheries industry in a move that the Humane Society International/UK calls “critically important for seal welfare in British waters.” Tragically, large numbers of seals are shot in Scotland every year in the…