Forbes - 100 Whales Found Captured In Russian Bay: Shipped To Chinese Marine Parks
REUTERS - Tidal wave of Chinese marine parks fuels murky cetacean trade
- Hakai Magazine - For Sale: Wild Russian Killer Whales
Born to Be Free, 2016
(Available on Netflix )
Casting a light on the mistreatment of sea mammals, this documentary follows the plight of 18 Beluga whales kept in captivity for years and reveals the truth about marine mammals trade in Russia.
The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.
The Cove, 2009
In Taiji, Japan, local fishermen hide a gruesome secret: the capture and slaughter of dolphins. Activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the "Flipper" TV series, joins forces with filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and the Ocean Preservation Society to expose the brutal practice, risking life and limb in the process.