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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CCA’s concerns over the ex-situ plan of transporting YR finless porpoises to aquariums

The CCA has stated its serious concerns in an open letter about the move of 14 Yangtze River (YR) finless porpoises from the safety of their reserves to Zuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World.  The proposed move will harm the welfare of the individual dolphins involved and have no conservation value […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Grandview Aquarium, China

China’s Grandview Polar Ocean World in Zhengjia Plaza shopping mall is a living hell for animals. (March 2018) 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 presumed dead) and a media frenzy surrounding […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China (January 2018) 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 upper jaw by accidentally inserting it into […]

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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 In 2013, the Wanda Group announced that it would build the self-proclaimed “world’s largest aquarium” in Nanchang, Jiangxi. We were very sorry to hear this well-funded and well-resourced company had entered […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Beijing Aquarium, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Beijing Aquarium, China  (May 2017) Beijing Aquarium is a separate facility in Beijing Zoo; visitors have to purchase a separate ticket to enter. However, most people see the aquarium as a part of Beijing Zoo, which is a national zoo and has banned animal performance for years. Cetaceans According to […]

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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) 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 in Tianjin and Beijing and among visitors […]

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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) 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 kids and families. At the entrance, there […]

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