PHOENIX—(November 1, 2016) A statewide poll released today by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA), revealed that more Arizonans oppose than support the practice of keeping dolphins in captivity for interactive programs and entertainment. The release follows the October 15 opening of Dolphinaris, near Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the first public opinion poll to specifically gauge attitudes about keeping dolphins in captivity in Arizona. (read more here)
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ADLA and other groups are working on a campaign opposing Dolphinaris, a swim-with-dolphins enclosure under development in Scottsdale. The facility will house eight or more dolphins and is set to open in July. As opposed to their natural wide-range ocean habitat, these intelligent, social marine mammals will be forced to live out their lives in chlorinated concrete tanks in the desert. Dolphinaris has demonstrated a lack of transparency by secretly building a captive dolphin enclosure with no opportunity for public input, despite growing public opposition to confinement of dolphins for entertainment. Please add your name to this petition and share. We will keep you updated on this important campaign and how you can help.
Animal Defense League and other groups spoke out in opposition to bills that attack our citizens' initiative process.
PHOENIX – Today a coalition of diverse organizations, including Arizona Advocacy Network, Sierra Club, Humane Society of the United States, Arizona Education Association, Animal Defense League of Arizona, League of Women Voters Arizona, Humane Voters of Arizona, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, AZ Alliance for Retired Americans, Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona Education Association – Retired, AFSCME, and SEI Arizona, called on the Arizona Legislature to oppose two bills that would eviscerate the voter protection provisions of the Arizona Constitution. Read more