Research conducted over the past 40 years on marine mammals in the wild, especially whales and dolphins, has shown that they truly are our counterparts in the sea.
They are to the sea what we are to the land—intelligent, social, with language and play, capable of learning, and with populations stretching from pole to pole.
Ocean Futures Society is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of these magnificent animals and to sharing what we continue to learn about them, including the challenges they face, too often from our own species.
Please Take Action and join Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Team in supporting the Orca Welfare and Safety Act
Join us in supporting Bill AB2140 which requires any individual or corporation to end the practice of capturing Orcas from the wild, breeding them for our benefit, and placing them in an unnatural concrete environment for the use of public entertainment.
To take action please sign our petition:
Photo: During the filming of “Call of the Killer Whale,” Jean-Michel Cousteau and the OFS team assisted in the successful rescue of a stranded orca, which we named Rakey, in New Zealand. It has been shown that orca who strand and are quickly treated and released can survive in the wild and even thrive. ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED