captivity

penguins

A Brief History of Same-Sex Penguin Parents

Before Sphen and Magic, there was Roy and Silo, Harry and Pepper, Jumbs and Kermit, and the kidnappers of Odense Zoo.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
Comics!

'Lobster Nightmare,' Today's Comic by Allison Conway

Millie has a vivid and horrifying dream about life as a lobster in captivity.
Allison Conway
4.23.18
Wikie Speaks

Listen to This Orca Repeat Human Words (With Some Raspberries Thrown In)

Come for the polite “hellos,” stay for the fart noises.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vancouver Has Banned Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Captivity

Cue up the Free Willy theme.
Sarah Berman
3.11.17
Orcas

SeaWorld Is Floundering, But Will Not Give Up Its Orcas

SeaWorld just announced massive layoffs, but its 23 orcas are here to stay.
Sarah Emerson
12.8.16
Viral

How Did This Great White Shark Get Inside a Sharkproof Cage?

Is shark tourism actually safe for sharks?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.14.16
enduring freedom

Afghan Special Forces Stormed a Taliban Hideout and Freed 59 Prisoners

The Afghans reportedly conducted a successful raid on a Taliban prison in Helmand province with minimal help from US forces.
Tess Owen
1.2.16
americas

California Bans SeaWorld From Breeding or Transferring Killer Whales in Captivity

The state approved a multi-million-dollar expansion of the marine park, but banned captive breeding and the sale, trade, or transfer of captive orcas.
VICE News
10.9.15
Stuff

All the Reasons Why Zoos Should Be Banned

I'm no big animal-rights campaigner, but I do trust facts delivered by experts, and the facts tell me that zoos are just a really terrible idea.
James Nolan
6.24.15
environment

SeaWorld Is Desperately Trying to Save Its Brand

SeaWorld launches a PR campaign the same week a former trainer publishes a book alleging killer whales were abused by trainers and confined in cruel conditions.
Colleen Curry
3.24.15
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Princesses Claim King Is Confining and Drugging Them

A former wife of King Abdullah says her four daughters have been captive for 13 years and are being “forced to take poisonous substances.”
Daria Solovieva
3.14.14