Today in 1993: Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium captures three dolphins near Santa Catalina Island, California. A group of animal-rights activists led by the Malibu-based Whale Rescue Team has tried to prevent the capture, using an aircraft to track the boat.
The hunt has taken place amid allegations from the Rutgers University Animal Rights Law Center that another organization, Marine Animal Productions, recklessly killed more than twenty dolphins on a hunt. The center also says it has received complaints that the company maintains substandard and hazardous facilities affecting the health of captive dolphins.
The National Marine Fisheries Service says seventeen of the thirty two white-sided dolphins put in captivity in the country since 1980 are now dead. At least five died within months of capture.
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Registration is now open for two classes at the School for Workers: “Dealing with Concession Demands” on December 1st, and “Labor History Through Film and Media” on December 8th. These one-day classes will be held at the Anderson United Way Center on Atwood Avenue. There is a cost for both classes. Unions, individuals and companies donate to the School for Workers to further labor education and scholarships are available. If you need a scholarship, please contact the School for Workers at email@example.com and put “Scholarships” in the subject line. To register for the classes, or for more info, go to schoolforworkers.uwex.edu.
Celebrate the holiday season with music at Olbrich Botanical Gardens each Sunday in December at 2pm. Olbrich’s holiday concert series offers a medley of music. A small donation is suggested for each concert. This Sunday features Marcy & The Highlights – 50s & 60s Country Blues Rock. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at olbrich.org.
The Respite Center is a safe place for kids, ages birth to fourteen, whose families are under stress or in crisis. They are looking for volunteers to play with kids four hours a week. Training is required. Call 244-5730 for details.