Dolphin Project is the largest dolphin protection organization in the world. A non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the welfare and protection of dolphins worldwide. Founded by Ric O’Barry on Earth Day 1970, the organization aims to educate the public about captivity and where feasible, retire and/or release captive dolphins.

We're proud to be supporting Dolphin Project at Plastic Freedom by raising awareness for the incredibly important work they are doing and allowing you to donate on our website when checking out with your order.

The mission of Dolphin Project is to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter, as dolphins are routinely captured, harassed, slaughtered and sold into captivity around the world – all in the name of profit. 

Dolphin Project works not only to halt these slaughters in countries around the world, but also to rehabilitate captive dolphins, investigate and advocate for economic alternatives to dolphin slaughter exploitation, and to permanently end dolphin captivity.
Commercial establishments such as SeaWorld that have long profited by exploiting dolphins, and aretrying desperately to stay afloat, but Dolphin Project remains committed to ending the industry throughcontinued public education and outreach to diminish consumer demand.
Don't go to SeaWorld
Dolphin Project, with celebrity supportersMaisie Williams and Harry Styles,launched the hashtag#DontGoToSeaWorld, generating a 400%spike in negative comments aboutSeaWorld across social media.Thirty days later, SeaWorld reported an84% drop in earnings compared to thesame period the previous year..
Empty The Tanks
The Empty the Tanks anti-captivitydemonstration campaign, formed byRachel Carbary in 2013 has explodedfrom its initial inception of 21 locationsin 12 countries, to 71 locationsthroughout 25 countries.
Targeted Campaigns
In addition to our Don't Go To SeaWorldcampaign, Dolphin Project is engaged innumerous efforts targeted at specificcaptive facilities and travel companiesties to the captive trade.Past efforts, together with with thetireless efforts of local activists, haveled to the closures of more than80 captive dolphin facilities.

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