marine mammals


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 […]


Review of Ontario animal welfare system announced

NOTE: Various media reports have erroneously described the Zoocheck/Animal Alliance review as an “investigation into the OSPCA.” That is not correct. The intention of this project is to produce a comprehensive report on the entire animal welfare system in Ontario. Media Release – October 25, 2016 ZOOCHECK AND ANIMAL ALLIANCE […]


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.   […]