• The Blog


    SeaWorld’s Announcement: A Good Start, but …

    SeaWorld’s announcement that it will stop breeding captive orcas is a step in the right direction.
    But sooner or later the company is going to have to bite the bullet and admit that coastal sanctuaries are the only practical and ethical solution to its dilemma.

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  • Kimmela News


    An Open Letter to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

    While we applaud the SeaWorld decisions to end immediately their captive breeding program and to phase out theatrical shows by 2019, we cannot in good conscience allow the misrepresentations in your new advertising campaign to go unanswered and unchallenged.

    We emphatically reject your mischaracterization of seaside sanctuaries as “sea cages”.

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  • Kimmela Center in Action


    Kimmela Center in Action

    Someone – Not Something: Kimmela and Farm Sanctuary are working together to compile, review and publish the scientific evidence for cognitive and emotional complexity in farm animals.

    Campaigns against Dolphin and Whale Captivity: Dr. Marino provides ongoing expert research and testimony.

    “I Am Not an Animal”: Kimmela adds the dimension of human psychology to its work on human-nonhuman animal relationships.

    The Nonhuman Rights Project: The Kimmela Center provided the scientific expertise, data and guidance for court cases on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.

    The Los Angeles Zoo Elephant Case: Dr. Marino has testified as an expert witness.

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