China Cetacean Alliance asks Hong Kong Ocean Park to consider a better future for the cetaceans in their care

  Following recent uncertainty about Hong Kong Ocean Park’s future, The China Cetacean Alliance has teamed up with the Asia for Animals Coalition to ask the park to consider taking steps towards a more compassionate and sustainable model. The two groups, representing 26 animal welfare and conservation organisations and their many followers, have urged the […]

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2020 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town (April 2020) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE This facility opened last summer (2019). It is not like other Haichang parks, which emphasize animal captivity and performance. This facility is more of an amusement park with a huge ferris wheel. The dolphins are outside, and […]

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2020 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Sanya Atlantis Hotel Aquarium

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Sanya Atlantis Hotel Aquarium (April 2020) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE This aquarium is in the hotel, which gives it an advantage in Sanya’s hot weather. The public record shows that this facility has two beluga whales, six bottlenose dolphins and four Pacific white-sided dolphins. The two belugas […]

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2019 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Harbin Poseidon Ocean Kingdom, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Harbin Poseidon Ocean Kingdom, China (September 2019) VIEW ALL IMAGES FORM THE INVESTIGATION HERE Harbin Poseidon OK is owned by KWZone group, a Malaysian company. This park was designed by Legacy Entertainment, and opened in 2017 but already looks old very dated. The Poseidon Ocean Kingdom is part of the […]

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2019 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World, China  (June 2019) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HEREPlease also see our video from this investigation HEREShanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World opened more than six months ago. CCA investigators made a site visit in December 2018 with Dr. Ingrid Visser and returned with Dr. […]

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CCA publishes new report – OCEAN THEME PARKS: A Look Inside China’s Growing Captive Cetacean Industry – 2nd edition

BREAKING NEWS: We are proud to announce that we have just published a new edition of our report “OCEAN THEME PARKS: A Look Inside China’s Growing Captive Cetacean Industry  – Second Edition 2019 “ The report, which is of interest to scientists and non-scientists alike, is the culmination of hard investigative work and research undertaken […]

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Al Jazeera’s 101 East releases behind the scenes footage from China’s marine park industry

BREAKING NEWS as Al Jazeera’s 101 East releases a 25 minute documentary on China’s marine park industry. China: Caging the Ocean’s Wild investigates the devastating cost of China’s expanding ocean theme parks on the world’s largest marine mammals.  Showing shocking behind the scenes footage of cruel animal mistreatment, training methods, dead dolphins in freezers and seals […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Guangzhou Grandview Aquarium, China

China’s Grandview Polar Ocean World in Zhengjia Plaza shopping mall is a living hell for animals. (March 2018) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE Since the opening of the Grandview aquarium in early 2016, there have been numerous reports of large numbers of fish deaths, the mysterious disappearance of a whale shark (which is […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China (January 2018) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE Nanning Zoo is another typical city zoo in China with small enclosures, many animals and a lack of information boards or education materials. It holds a Chinese white dolphin (Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin) called Lao Bai who broke his […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanchang’s Aquariums

Animal welfare issues in three aquariums in Nanchang, China. Nanchang Wanda Aquarium | Nanchang Zoo | Nanchang Ocean Park (November 2017) Nanchang Wanda Aquarium *now called Nanchang Rongchuang Park VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE In 2013, the Wanda Group announced that it would build the self-proclaimed “world’s largest aquarium” in Nanchang, Jiangxi. We […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World, China  (May 2017) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World opened in September 2010. It is located in a newly developed area in Tianjin, which is about two hours’ drive from Beijing. It is a popular choice among people both […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Ocean World, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World, China  (April 2017) VIEW ALL IMAGES FROM THE INVESTIGATION HERE Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World, which opened in 1999, is a major attraction in Xiaomeisha Beach, Shenzhen city.  The CCA’s investigation took place on a weekend and the facility was full of visitors, most of them school […]

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