Tuna Wars pp 339-361 | Cite as

Three Flipper Wars

  • Steven Adolf


Ric O’Barry was angry. The entire car journey from his hotel in The Hague to the Netherlands’ main airport Amsterdam Schiphol was one long, unremitting complaint against Earth Island Institute (EII), the custodians of the Dolphin Safe label. Everyone knows the label on canned tuna—the image of a jumping dolphin on cans of tuna across the globe—whether they are aware of it or not. Now Ric O’Barry was furious or rather livid, with EII and its label. ‘I have been fighting the tuna industry for 40 years! I don’t want my salary coming from them! The whole thing is corrupt!’ They, EII, had never told him that some of the money he was paid had come from the tuna industry, O’Barry said. The tuna industry! He was on the point of exploding. The Dutch scenery of polders and windmills passed him by largely unnoticed.


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  • Steven Adolf
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  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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