A new relationship with animals, nature and each other.

What You Can Do to Help Dolphins

A New Beginning for Dolphins

Part Three of “Dolphins and Us”

A New Beginning for Dolphins
The end of captivity and a better relationship.

Freeing Lolita
Could the oldest captive orca be the first to be released?

Could Tilikum Also Be Set Free?
Yes, if we could find his family.

Making the Case
A lawsuit that could classify dolphins as “persons.”

Is SeaWorld on the Ropes?
2010: Not a good year for the dolphin business.

In the World Spotlight
From The Cove to Blood Dolphins.

SeaWorld Testifies before Congress
Must prove their shows are educational.

Gathering in Helsinki to draft a Declaration of Rights.

How You Can Help
Don’t buy a ticket! Other good things.

Interviews & Reports

The Case for Dolphin Rights
Attorney Steven Wise prepares his landmark case.

When the Watchdog is Just a Guard Dog
The trade association that looks after its own.

Communion in the Wild
Toni Frohoff discusses true communication with dolphins and whales.

Part Two: The Big Business of Dolphins
Part One: The Smartest of Us All

Don’t Buy a Ticket

This is the simplest, most basic and obvious thing we can all do to bring an end to dolphins being held in captivity. Don’t patronize SeaWorld and the other marine parks. They depend on people buying tickets. Make it clear that while they’re keeping these animals captive, you will stay away.

Don’t patronize captive dolphin swim programs either.

Explain to your friends that these programs are neither educational nor therapeutic.

Petitions and Declarations

There are several documents you can sign and causes you can join that will help make known your concerns for dolphins.

The Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans is gathering signatures prior to launching a worldwide campaign to guarantee, for example, that “No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment.”

Sign a petition on Facebook from Ric O’Barry and the Earth Island Institute to end the massacre of 20,000 dolphins a year in Japan.

Signatures are also being collected on Care2’s Petition Site where you can send a letter to the White House and to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States.

You can also text DOLPHIN to 44144 and sign the letter straight from your phone.

Join The Cove’s Facebook cause page.

Other websites

The The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society has programs all over the world to protect cetaceans from the threats they face.

The Earth Island Institute is a primary sponsor of the work of Ric O’Barry and supports grassroots campaigns dedicated to protect and restore natural ecosystems.

The official website of the movie The Cove is here. They also maintain a page on TakePart with ways you can take part.

Animal Planet has substantial information on dolphins in their Blood Dolphins section.

The Oceanic Preservation Society is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography, and media to inspire people to save the oceans, founded Louie Psihoyos, the director of The Cove.