Take Action

So You've Seen Blackfish. Now what?

For more info visit the website set up by some of the ex-trainers featured in the film for ideas on how you can take action:

Voice of the Orcas

Useful Links

Born Free Foundation 
International wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild.
http://www.bornfree.org.uk

BlueVoice
BlueVoice.org is an ocean conservation organization founded in 2000 by Hardy Jones and Ted Danson. Its mission is to protect dolphins, save the whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about toxic chemicals in the oceans.

Care for the Wild International
International wildlife charity dedicated to protecting animals from cruelty and exploitation.
http://www.careforthewild.com

The Lifeforce Foundation
The Lifeforce Foundation is a non profit ecology organization that takes direct action to phase the captivity of dolphins and to protect endangered orcas in the wild
http://www.lifeforcefoundation.org

 

Marine Conservation Society
UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife.
http://www.mcsuk.org

 

Oceanic Preservation Society
Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans
http://www.opsociety.org

 

Orca Network
Orca Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.
http://www.orcanetwork.org/

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
http://www.peta.org.uk

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project 
A US non-profit that has been dedicated to solely protecting dolphins worldwide since Earthday 1970. They have pioneered the readaption and/or release of  captive dolphins into the wild around the globe.
http://www.DolphinProject.org
 

Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins.
http://www.whales.org
 

The World Society for the Protection of Animals
The World Society for the Protection of Animals exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe.
http://www.wspa.org.uk/

Further Reading

Why orcas should no longer be kept in captivity

The case against marine mammals in captivity

A Field Guide to killer whale watching

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