Entries by Judd Dunagan

Update on Beluga Whale Acquisition

November 17, 2015 Update on Beluga Whale Acquisition Georgia Aquarium chooses not to appeal court decision Here at Georgia Aquarium, we have been dedicated to the care and preservation of beluga whales since our founding in 2005. This magnificent species is listed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and […]

IFAW-INTERPOL Agree Cooperation to Fight Global Wildlife Crime

IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference being held in Singapore this week. “In 2013 IFAW became the first ever NGO for the environment to sign an agreement […]

Mute Swan Bill Delivered to Governor Cuomo-New York

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ Mute Swan Bill Delivered to Governor Cuomo November 12, 2015 at 9:11am A bill introduced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) to save New York’s mute swans from extermination has been delivered to Governor Cuomo, and the lawmaker is urging animal rights advocates to make their voices heard and convince the state’s chief executive […]

Violence Connection Workshop

Spot the signs. Intervene in time. Free seminar on stopping animal cruelty before it spreads Alarmed about a rise in animal abandonment on the Treasure Coast, Pegasus Foundation and Help Us Help Them are cosponsoring a very special event to help animal advocates understand how cruelty toward animals—an already heinous and upsetting crime—can escalate to […]

The Question of Captivity and Poaching

Ever since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, many marine facilities have taken a hit with regards to captivity. The biggest target of them all has been Sea World Theme Parks. New ad campaigns continue to roll out as the PR team works diligently defending SeaWorld against the criticism. With the loss of […]