Marine Mammals


Journey to Churchill exhibit disappointing

Commentary by Rob Laidlaw Originally posted October 20, 2014 During a recent visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, I stopped in at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to have a look at their new Journey to Churchill exhibit. Reportedly constructed at a cost of $80 million, the exhibit complex is the first phase […]


Report challenges value of cetacean captivity

Media Release December 14, 2016 REPORT CHALLENGES CLAIMS THAT KEEPING WHALES AND DOLPHINS CAPTIVE IS JUSTIFIABLE The recent deaths of beluga whales Qila and Aurora have thrust the issue of captive display of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Vancouver back into the spotlight. The Vancouver Humane Society and Zoocheck […]


Ontario’s wishy-washy captive marine mammal regulations not worth the wait

The Ontario government received thousands of letters, including testimony from many world renowned experts, and a 115,000 person petition calling for substantive action to protect marine mammals in captivity in Ontario. The Government knew about the large, high profile, protests taking place outside of Marineland in Niagara Falls and the […]


Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered: Documentary & Discussion

    Join us for a screening of the documentary Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered. A must see film exposing the truth about whale and dolphins in captivity. Film to be followed by a discussion on the new Ontario Marine Mammal Captivity standards and a Q&A session with Zoocheck’s Director Rob Laidlaw.   […]