Whale and dolphin captivity
When whales and dolphins are captured for display in marine parks and aquaria, they are removed from their natural populations and can no longer contribute to the health of their family groups, or the oceans.Related Issue
The Cove connects the deadly dolphin drive hunts and captivity.
During the drive hunts, some dolphins are selected alive by aquaria. Dolphins from these hunts are shipped within Japan and to other international facilities, including swim-with-the-dolphin programs in places like China, Ukraine, Turkey, Thailand, and Vietnam.Watch
OPS launches petition calling for Iceland to end its hunts of endangered fin whales.
Iceland petition presented to International Whaling Commission (IWC)
OPS collected and presented over 200,000 signatures asking Icelandic government to choose whale-watching over whale-killing.
Whale Sanctuary Project (WSP)
We support WSP’s mission to relocate captive whales and dolphins to more natural ocean environments.