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Your May Whale and Dolphin news

How you can help stop whaling and some great news on our campaign to end captivity.

News from the world of whales and dolphins

Hi

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves how far we’ve come. It’s easy to get weighed down by the bad things and forget about our achievements. I remember when there were still captive dolphins in the UK and when most people didn’t question places like SeaWorld. We’ve come a long way together since then!

We’ve made giant strides in our campaign to stop UK holiday companies supporting whale and dolphin captivity.

http://uk.whales.org/blog/2017/05/wdcs-tour-operator-campaign-an-update

British Airways still refuses to listen, but big players like Virgin Holidays, Thomas Cook and TripAdvisor are more progressive and have begun making radical changes. We’re so grateful to you and all our wonderful supporters for standing with us to show these companies that people care.

Little White the beluga whale

And in more good news…

The beluga whale in the picture above is Little White and we are getting nearer to the day we will release her, Jun Jun (pictured below) and Little Grey into their new sea sanctuary home.

http://uk.whales.org/blog/2017/05/sanctuary-update-beluga-boot-camp

As we speak, they are in the care of experts who are helping them prepare for the upheaval and stress of transportation and for the challenges they will face once they are ‚home‘, such as colder water and having to hunt for their own food again. It’s not unlike the training astronauts have to go through before going to the International Space Station! Read all about it below.

Until then, thank you for being part of WDC. We couldn’t be here for whales and dolphins without you.

With very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

Jun Jun, one of the beluga whales preparing for sanctuary

Closer to sanctuary

I’m so excited about our project to create the world’s first sanctuary for ex-captive beluga whales. Jun Jun (pictured), Little White and Little Grey are preparing for their new lives. To get them mentally and physically ready is a lot of work, but it’s worth it!

Wild dolphins leaping

We’ve come a long way

Unlike the dinosaurs at British Airways, other, more open-minded travel companies are listening to you. We are advising Virgin and TripAdvisor, and Thomas Cook is auditing all the captive facilities on its books.

Gamers for orcas

New ways to fundraise

Join our 24 hour gaming fundraiser on 9 June. Anyone who loves playing games can set up their own gaming marathon. You can take part on a console, a phone or even play board games. You can game alone or with friends, online or in person! Interested?

A dolphin in a net

Campaign update

We’ve been busy since we launched our campaign to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in nets in UK waters. Have a read of my blog to find out what our team has been doing to influence decision-makers in the UK and in Europe.

Plus, even more ways you can help …

Kolgraf orca 100 Credit: Rob Lott

Play our Summer Raffle

Take part in the raffle and you could win £1,000*. Play with as little as £1, and you could win one of seven cash prizes worth £2,000. All proceeds go towards our orca captivity work.

Humpback - Lisa Barrett

Shop on eBay!

To celebrate World Ocean’s Day on Thursday 8 June, eBay.co.uk are enabling shoppers to donate to WDC at the checkout, through the PayPal giving fund.

Your April whale and dolphin news

How you can help stop whaling and some great news on our campaign to end captivity.

News from the world of whales and dolphins

Hi

I thought I’d share this wonderful image of a minke whale with you. This beautiful whale is a symbol for me of how all whales should be – living their lives, undisturbed in the ocean, without the threat of a harpoon.

A wild minke whale

You can help us stop the whale hunts

I’m sure you were as saddened as I was to hear that Japan’s whaling boats returned from their Antarctic hunt with 333 minke whales. After the outcry it sparked last year, the Japanese government hasn’t yet released figures on how many of them were pregnant. If we go by the 2016 figures then we can guess that well over 100 of the whales they killed could have been carrying a baby.

http://uk.whales.org/urge-cecilia-malmstrom-to-make-japans-whaling-deal-breaker

You can help. If you have a Twitter account, please take part in our action and ask the EU to say ’no‘ to a trade deal with Japan while Japan kills whales. And please make a small donation to help fund our campaign – even a gift of just £3 or £5 will help.

http://uk.whales.org/donate/donate-to-help-stop-japanese-whaling

I have some good news for you too – travel industry giant, Thomas Cook, is taking great strides in the right direction by reviewing its stance on promoting captive whale and dolphin facilities. I’ll bring you more news on that next month as well as on the progress we are making in our project to create the world’s first sanctuary for ex-captive beluga whales.

Until then, thank you for being part of WDC. We couldn’t be here for whales and dolphins without you!

With very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

Japanese whaling ship

Take action – stop whaling

Japan’s whalers returned from their Antarctic hunt with 333 whales. In just over four months they killed 178 females and 155 males despite global condemnation. Please join the growing community who want these hunts to stop.

Tilikum

Well done Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook will drop tours to some captive dolphin parks in response to public pressure. We are making great progress in our campaign to stop UK holiday companies supporting whale and dolphin captivity. Thank you for your brilliant support!

A dolphin in a net

Stop UK dolphin deaths

If you haven’t yet signed our petition to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear in UK seas, then please sign now. We only have a small window to make sure the protection they have under the EU does not get lost after Brexit.

Gifts in Wills

Orca families share an inseparable bond – the whole family is there to love, care for and protect each other. But some orca populations are critically endangered. With a gift in your Will, however large or small, you can help us to give orca families the protection they need to survive.

Fourth Element - Ocean Positive

Calling all ocean lovers! What if you could wear something that was good for the ocean and support WDC at the same time? Fourth Element have released their OceanPositive range which includes swimwear made from recycled fishing nets! Now is your chance to win some great prizes.

Your March whale and dolphin news

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News from the world of whales and dolphins

Hi

I’ve got some good news and some sad news for you this month. I also wanted to say a massive ‚thank you‘ for your support – it is truly appreciated and makes a big difference for whales and dolphins.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition below and before I get on with sharing the news with you, I thought you might enjoy this picture, snapped by my colleague Charlie, of dolphins having fun in the wild in Scotland…

A humpback whale

With very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

A common dolphin in a net

Sign our Care2 petition

Thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear in UK seas every year. We need to protect them. If you haven’t signed our petition yet, please take a few seconds to do it now. If you already have – THANK YOU!

Tilikum

Fin whale hunt called off

Iceland’s main whale hunter has announced there will be no fin whale slaughter in Iceland this summer, saving the lives of up to 184 endangered whales. This is fantastic news. My colleague Vanessa explains how you helped make this happen.

Richard Branson as Poseidon

Virgin listened to you

We celebrate another leap forward in our campaign to stop UK holiday companies supporting whale and dolphin captivity. Virgin Holidays has listened to you and won’t sign up any new attractions that feature whales and dolphins for ‚entertainment‘.

Yogscast and Hat Films on the Moray Firth

Hunters target pregnant whales

A new documentary makes the shocking revelation that around 90% of the minke whales killed by Norwegian hunters are female, and the majority of them are pregnant.

Great Swim Series

Swim for WDC’s Team Orca!

There’s still time so sign up and take part in the Great London or North Swim 2017 and help raise money for WDC’s international whale and dolphin conservation projects.

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Mother’s Day gift inspirations

Every mum deserves a special treat for Mother’s Day and we’ve got some lovely new gift ideas. Every penny you spend goes to help whales and dolphins around the world.

UK dolphins need you !

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UK dolphins, porpoises and whales need your help

Whales and dolphins can’t breathe underwater. Trapped in a net, they will panic, just like you would. Many endure terrible wounds and broken bones as they try to escape. When they can’t struggle anymore, they will close their blowhole and suffocate.

Will you help keep them safe by signing our petition on Care2 now? 

Thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear every year in UK seas. Most of the protection they have comes from the EU. But, after Brexit they won’t even have that. What then? Even more could die.

I know you’ve helped our campaigns before and I hope we can count on you again. Your support is incredibly valuable. Please spare a few seconds to sign this important petition. Urge the governments of the UK to put laws in place to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales once Britain leaves the EU.

We can win this campaign if we all stand together, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at the petition site, Care2. We must show Ministers that people care about dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in UK seas.

Thank you for taking a few moments to sign. It’s a simple thing to do but can make a big difference. Let’s stop the suffering.

Thank you

With my very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

 

Urge WestJet to Stop Selling SeaWorld Tickets

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/westjet-stop-selling-seaworld-tickets/

WestJet—the second-largest air carrier in Canada—is still selling SeaWorld tickets and tours, despite learning that the company’s cruel practices include confining sensitive and intelligent orcas to concrete tanks, giving them psychoactive drugs, and subjecting them to overwhelming physical and emotional stress, which has resulted in the deaths of both orcas and humans. Dozens of other corporate partners cut ties with the abusement park years ago, but WestJet continues to profit from animal suffering. Urge the airline to do right by animals and end its affiliation with SeaWorld.

sad orcas at SeaWorld

It’s been more than three years since the release of the documentary Blackfish—whose „star,“ Tilikum, recently died after 33 years in a concrete tank—but orcas at SeaWorld are still swimming in endless circles and breaking their teeth by gnawing in frustration on the concrete corners and metal bars of their tiny tanks. And other dolphins are still being impregnated, sometimes forcibly after being drugged. Facing sinking attendance, SeaWorld finally announced last year that it would end its sordid orca-breeding program—which has since been made illegal in California—but this action does nothing for the 22 orcas, more than 100 other dolphins and whales, and many other animals who are suffering in the company’s tanks right now.

It’s unconscionable to make the currently captive, miserable orcas live the rest of their lives, up to another 40 years, in these conditions. SeaWorld needs to build coastal sanctuaries—where these animals could feel ocean currents, hear and communicate with wild pods, and dive deep—and we need to show WestJet that its customers care deeply about the welfare of all the animals suffering at marine parks.

Please urge Gregg Saretsky, the president and CEO of WestJet, to end the company’s relationship with SeaWorld today.

Help orcas!
 http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/westjet-stop-selling-seaworld-tickets/

Wow! Look what you helped achieve for whales and dolphins

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Look what you helped us achieve

Thank you – whales and dolphins are safer because of you!

We achieved great things together in 2016. To find out how your support helped WDC protect whales and dolphins, watch our short video.

– You helped persuade SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas and end the theatrical shows.

– You played a part in securing the world’s largest protected area of ocean in Antarctica.

– You convinced the Scottish Government to protect harbour porpoises.

– You won an agreement to remove river dams that were stopping orcas getting their salmon prey.

Never doubt the power we have when we stand together. Every penny you give, every petition you sign and every campaign you share makes a difference. Together, we will create a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

From all of us at WDC, thank you for your support. Whales and dolphins are lucky to have you on their side.

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager.

Support WDC in 2017
There are many ways that you can support WDC in 2017.

Adopt a whale or dolphin, volunteer your time, swim for Team Orca, make a donation or collect your pennies for our change box challenge! You can make a difference.

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Support WDC in 2017

There are many ways that you can support WDC in 2017.

Adopt a whale or dolphin, volunteer your time, swim for Team Orca, make a donation or collect your pennies for our change box challenge! You can make a difference.

Iceland Trek - More info
Want to see whales in the wild? Fancy a new challenge this year? 

Trek Iceland is a five-day sponsored trek where you’ll experience the country’s incredible landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls.

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Tell Entertainers to Cancel Their Performances at SeaWorld Food Festival!

 http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/seaworld-food-festival/
Orcas at Seaworld

SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a „Seven Seas Food Festival,“ and we need your help to let the entertainers scheduled to perform know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Even though compassionate artists and dozens of other bands— such as Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Barenaked Ladies, and 38 Special— canceled their performances at the abusement park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Bill Engvall, Styx, Justin Moore, ZZ Top, Phillip Phillips, Village People, the Commodores, Oscar D’León, Olga Tañón, and Grupo Manía are still set to participate, which will lead their fans to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Entertainers listen to their fans, so please ask these performers to cancel their appearances at SeaWorld.

Tell Entertainers to Cancel Their Performances at SeaWorld Food Festival!

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/seaworld-food-festival/

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Orcas at Seaworld

SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a „Seven Seas Food Festival,“ and we need your help to let the entertainers scheduled to perform know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Even though compassionate artists and dozens of other bands— such as Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Barenaked Ladies, and 38 Special— canceled their performances at the abusement park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Bill Engvall, Styx, Justin Moore, ZZ Top, Phillip Phillips, Village People, the Commodores, Oscar D’León, Olga Tañón, and Grupo Manía are still set to participate, which will lead their fans to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Entertainers listen to their fans, so please ask these performers to cancel their appearances at SeaWorld.

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News from the world of whales and dolphins

A very happy New Year to you !

What do you want for whales and dolphins in 2017? I asked some of my colleagues what they would wish for and I’ve made a list. I’d love it if you would add your wishes in the comments section. Let’s see how many we can make come true this year by standing together and speaking out for the remarkable beings with whom we share our blue planet.

A humpback whale

I’m starting this year with hope. With your brilliant support and the amazing team of experts I work with at WDC, we have the power to change things for the better. I’m looking forward to sharing all the successes we achieved together in 2016 in your e-news next month. In the meantime, please add your hopes for whales and dolphins in 2017 to our wish list on my blog.

I do have some sad news for you. But even this news comes with hope. Two of the world’s best-known orcas have died. Their lives couldn’t have been more different. Granny was probably more than 100 years old, having escaped the terrible captures that decimated her population in the 1960s and 70s. Granny will always remind us that orcas can live long and incredible lives in the wild.

I wasn’t sure how to feel when Tilikum, the ’star‘ of the movie Blackfish, died at SeaWorld last week. Although I feel sadness, I think my over-riding emotions are relief and hope. Relief that he is no longer enduring the horrible existence that drove him psychotic. And hope that his suffering will not have been in vain – that because the world heard his story through Blackfish, future generations of orcas will not go through what he did. More on both these orcas below.

As always, thank you for your support. We simply wouldn’t be here without you and we appreciate everything that you do, from taking part in our online actions to giving the money that keeps us going.

With very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

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WDC's Julia Thoms at British Airways headquarters

BA say ’no entry‘

304,996 of you asked British Airways to stop supporting SeaWorld. Apparently, BA couldn’t care less what you think. I took our petition to BA’s HQ this week but they had briefed the security guard not to let us in!

Find out what happened

Tilikum

Rest in peace Tilikum

He died two days before SeaWorld’s orca shows ended. Let’s hope the tragedy of his life will mean others can be free.

Read Tilikum’s story

Granny enjoying life

Goodbye to an icon

Granny lived for more than 100 years. Imagine the experiences she had! She represents the long and rich lives of wild orcas. She must have carried the memory of the friends and family she loved and lost to the captures of the 60s and 70s.

More about Granny

Yogscast and Hat Films on the Moray Firth

Thank you Yogscast!

Thanks to leading YouTube network, Yogscast, and the generosity of nearly 90,000 of their amazing fans, WDC has received its biggest ever partner donation of $365,000.

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Dolphin Charm Necklace
Treat the one you whaley love with a Valentine’s gift from our online shop. We’ve got romantic gift ideas for men and women. Or why not just spoil yourself…because you can! Every penny you spend will help us protect whales and dolphins in 2017.

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Adopt a whale or dolphin
Looking for a Valentine’s gift but trying to avoid the hearts and flowers? How about giving your loved one a whale or dolphin adoption? Our monthly updates mean that not only will they get to know the individual they have adopted, but they will think of you all year round!

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Image credits: Humpback whale – WDC/Sue Rocca | British Airways petition – WDC/Rob Lott | Tilikum – Paul Wigmore | Yogscast Crew – Hat Films | Dolphin Necklace – WDC | Dolphins – WDC/Charlie Phillips

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Tell TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet to Cancel SeaWorld Performances!

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Action Alert

http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/rip-tilikum/
Just one week after Tilikum’s tragic death, SeaWorld Orlando is putting on a Christian music festival called Praise Wave in a desperate attempt to lure people to its failing theme park. Even though top singers—such as Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and Trace Adkins—as well as dozens of other bands canceled their performances at the abusement park, TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet are still set to participate, which will lead unknowing Christians to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Please ask these musicians to set an example of what it means to be a good steward of God’s creation by canceling their performances at Praise Wave.
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/bands-bail-seaworlds-praise-wave-concert/

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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