Nuremberg - Sorrow in the zoo: Dolphin Grandma Anke (†37) is dead
Washington, D.C. -- American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, last week presented the Champion of Conservation Award to Wolfgang Kiessling, Founder and President of Loro Parque and Loro Parque Foundation award recognizes Kiessling’s global leadership in species conservation.
Dear Mr. Kaufer:
On behalf of IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, and our more than 6,000 members around the world, we are deeply disappointed and concerned about TripAdvisor’s recent decision to no longer sell tickets to attractions with cetaceans in professional care. The decision does not consider the ongoing and unwavering commitment to the overall welfare, health and care of these animals.
Author: Philipp J. Kroiß
TripAdvisor abandons science, animal welfare & conservation
TripAdvisor caves in to the populism of the animal rights industry and ignores science, animal welfare, and conservation. For a long time, they made good profits from zoological institutions and now they betrayed them and publish a statement on their blog which is against every fact in the whole issue. Travelers should be very careful that they won’t betrayed by this questionable tour operator just like the conservation centers were now.
Author: American Humane
In Face of Sixth Mass Extinction, American Humane Asks TripAdvisor to Reverse Decision
The travel and tourism website TripAdvisor today announced a new prohibitive booking policy, noting it will no longer sell tickets to any facility caring for cetaceans – dolphins and whales – unless the facility agrees to let their current residents be the last to live at those facilities. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) condemns TripAdvisor’s new policy and stands behind every AZA-accredited member who cares for dolphins and whales. Dan Ashe, AZA President and CEO, issued the following statement:
Author: JENNA DEEDY
A controversial New Zealand-based whale researcher’s latest PR move raises eyebrows among members of the zoo community in terms of her questionable ethics.
Ingrid Visser is a New Zealand born whale researcher who is known for her work on wild killer whale populations, in both her native New Zealand, and in other parts of the southern hemisphere. She has an anti-zoo agenda as well—It is of one that involves her traveling to zoological facilities that house orcas, by taking photos of them in order to pass them off as “evidence” of “abuse.”
Yet, she is also known for some of her questionable methods of “research” practices that have put her under some scrutiny in recent years, and it all shows in her latest PR move that involves an ongoing lawsuit filed against SeaWorld.
When animal rights extremists make a claim about the health of Loro Parque’s orca calf, the park’s animal care staff struck back with an update and video on how she’s actually doing.
Today, 10th March 2016, very early in the morning, the Aquarium of the best Zoo in Europe welcomed seven baby Sandbar sharks. After a gestation period of 12 months, the female of the Sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) “Gara” gave birth to seven perfectly healthy pups.
In recent weeks we have witnessed different requests made to Loro Parque about the orcas, from various organizations that claim to defend the rights of animals. These requests are not based on evidence but are based on assumptions about the lack of animal welfare that have never been verified. The case of the Great Ape Project Spain organization is even more embarrassing, because their accusations have been proven false on several occasions.
Loro Parque is happy to celebrate the perfect health and size of the sandbar sharks, which were born in March this year in the aquarium of the Best Zoo in Europe and second in the world, according to TripAdvisor.
With regard to the publication of Dolphin Project on the video platform Vimeo.com, Loro Parque declares the following:
The video represents just a few minutes of images of Morgan,right after the end of a regular presentation in OrcaOcean. It is absolutely illogical and absurd to assume that the length and the quality of such video would be sufficient to make a conclusion and declaration of such nature.