Schlagwort-Archive: dolphins

Help – please email MEPs now to save dolphins

Urgent action needed – please send a message to MEPs and hep protect dolphins and porpoises.

We need your help 

Next Tuesday, the European Parliament will vote on fisheries measures that could be disastrous for dolphins, porpoises and whales and other marine species such as turtles and sea birds. But you can help!

In a nutshell, the measures being voted on are utterly inadequate and do not give nearly enough protection from accidental entanglement in fishing gear. Thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales die this way every year, yet these horrific deaths could be prevented with stronger regulations.

Every MEP has a vote on Tuesday –  please urge yours to vote to protect dolphins, whales and porpoises. We need MEPs to make sure the regulations are made much stronger or thrown out completely and rewritten.

A porpoise caught in a fishing net

We really need you to help with this one  as it’s not looking good for dolphins and porpoises like the poor individual in the picture above. We have this one chance to stop these tragic and needless deaths.

Please send a message to your MEPs and ask them to make their vote count.

It’s really simple to do. I’ve even listed some suggestions for what you might want to say in your message. Please, help us save thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales from a slow and agonising death.

Thank you for your brilliant support.

Julia Thoms

WDC campaigns manager


Urge Bands to Bail on SeaWorld’s Praise Wave!

Following a year that saw SeaWorld slapped with a class-action lawsuit by investors and a criminal fraud investigation, as well as the deaths of seven marine mammals there, the abusement park is desperately trying to tempt Christians with a musical festival called Praise Wave.

orca at Seaworld

Even though top singers—such as Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, and Willie Nelson—have joined dozens of other performers in canceling performances at the failing theme park, musicians Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae, and MercyMe are set to perform there, encouraging unknowing Christians to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to perform tricks in concrete tanks that, to them, are the equivalent of the size of bathtubs for humans.

Musicians listen to their fans, so we need your help to let them 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.

Please post messages on the following social media pages urging the performers not to appear at SeaWorld.

Then, use the form below to urge Chapman and MercyMe to set a meaningful example of being good stewards of God’s creation by canceling their performances at Praise Wave.

Message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}:

I was disappointed to learn that you plan to perform at SeaWorld despite overwhelming evidence that orcas and other animals confined there are treated cruelly. Millions of consumers have watched Blackfish—whose „star,“ Tilikum, died along with two other orcas at the park in 2017—and learned the truth about the devastating physical and mental effects that this marine park has on the animals it confines. At least 40 orcas, hundreds of other dolphins and whales, and countless other animals have died at SeaWorld. By performing for this cruel company, you’re inhibiting progress toward moving these animals to coastal sanctuaries, where they would have a chance to live in a more natural habitat.

Please do the right thing now by canceling your performance at SeaWorld.

Thank you.

Sylvia Linnenkohl

Help animals!

Sign the new petition to Japanese Prime Minister Abe to Stop the Taiji Slaughter.

Japan: Stop the Slaughter & Captivity of Dolphins

Target: Taiji Mayor Kazutaka Sangen & Prime Minister Abe

In 2020, Tokyo will be hosting the summer Olympics, which are all about cooperation and celebration.  The slaughter of whales and dolphins practiced by Japan are anything but.  Does Japan really need such black marks on their national reputation?

When you sign this petition, you are pledging NOT to ever buy a ticket to a captive dolphin show; you are telling the Mayor of Taiji and Japanese Prime Minister Abe that the slaughters and trade in live dolphins is unacceptable. You are demanding the release of the albino dolphin Angel, and refuting the idea that the Taiji dolphin hunts are traditional, as this has been proven false.

The Save Japan Dolphins campaign will be presenting these petitions to representatives to the Japanese government at future events. Help us spread the word, sign and share.

Petition by

To: Taiji Mayor Kazutaka Sangen & Prime Minister Abe
From: [Your Name]

Japan will be hosting the 2020 Olympics. Will they still be slaughtering dolphins and whales by then?

Now that WAZA and JAZA agree that the code of ethics prohibits capture of live dolphins for captivity during the cruel Taiji hunts, we call on the Taiji Mayor and the Japanese Prime Minister to permanently halt both the slaughter and trade in live dolphins, release the dolphin Angel into a seapen, and stop insisting that the hunts are a cultural tradition, as this has been proven false.

Hope for Dolphins and Whales

Dave Phillips, Save Dolphins and Whales

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As the year comes to an end, I’m inspired by what have have done together for dolphins and whales. Around the globe we are standing up for these amazing beings.  But we can’t do it without your help!

Stopping Dolphin Deaths in Tuna Nets 

We just won a crucial ruling from the World Trade Organization against the Mexican government’s attempt to destroy the Dolphin Safe tuna label law.

Dolphins caught in tuna net.jpegMexican tuna companies still use horrendously cruel and deadly fishing methods. We’ve convinced more than 90% of the world tuna companies to end this practice. Yet Mexico’s tuna seiners continue chase, capture and kill dolphins using speedboats, helicopters, and mile-long nets.

This dolphin-killing fishing method must be prohibited. With your help we can end it!

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Freeing Orcas and from Concrete Tanks

Despite dropping attendance and a rash of orca deaths, SeaWorld continues to refuse to get out of the marine mammal captivity business and retire orcas and dolphins to seaside sanctuaries where they belong. Orca SeaWorld photo.jpeg

Instead, SeaWorld has doubled-down on lies. They are ramping up a $25 million-dollar ad campaign to con people into believing that their concrete tanks are safe for orcas and dolphins.  This just isn’t true.

Check out our new video The Chance to Be Free, pulling back the curtain on SeaWorld’s abuse.

With your support, we can get this message to millions of people and keep pressure on SeaWorld to change.

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Working Around the World For Dolphins

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In Taiji, Japan, the body count of dead dolphins continues. The government refuses to end the bloody slaughter in the killing cove. The number of dolphins killed has been reduced, but that is not enough! 

We’ve launched a global effort to shine a spotlight on Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and build worldwide pressure on Japan’s leadership to end the killing of cetaceans permanently.

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Trump vs. Whales

News is just out that the Trump Administration is ready to unveil a plan to slash the size of protected marine National Monuments in the outer Hawaiian Islands, Rose Island, Wake Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and other protected coral islands.

It would allow offshore oil drilling and commercial fishing in sensitive marine habitats despite the risks to migrating humpback, blue and minke whales, numerous dolphin species, and reef sharks.

We must stop these dangerous proposals in court and through increased public pressure. Sign our Petition.

In all these campaigns and more, we are saving dolphins and whales thanks to your support. With your tax-deductible donation, you can also receive great holiday gifts, including our new campaign t-shirt.

On behalf of all dolphins swimming in their natural ocean homes and those that are desperate for our help, thank you again for your critical support.

Best Wishes,

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David Phillips,  Executive Director
International Marine Mammal Project

With a monthly sustaining donation we’ll send you our beautiful new organic Dolphin Campaign t-shirt, or a „Blackfish“ movie DVD (all with free shipping).

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The International Marine Mammal Project is part of the Earth Island Institute network. EII receives highest scores from Charity Ratings Services including Charity Navigator and GuideStar, demonstrating that we are worthy of public trust.

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Christmas is coming whale and dolphin lovers!

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Your August whale and dolphin news

Why whales and dolphins deserve protection plus a ticket giveaway

News from the world of whales and dolphins


Why do you care about whales and dolphins? We agree that whales and dolphins are remarkable. But why are they so important? Why do we need to end captivity, stop whaling, prevent their deaths in fishing gear, and protect areas of ocean?

There are lots of reasons to protect whales and dolphins, but two in particular underpin everything we do at WDC:

The first is simple, whales and dolphins have the right to exist without human interference. The second reason is quite mind-blowing – whales are our allies in the fight against climate change. Saving whales will help us save the planet!

You can find out more on our website. It’s worth reflecting on, so next time someone asks you ‚what’s so special about whales and dolphins then ?‘, you’ll have the answer up your sleeve.

Thank you helping us protect them.

Julia Thoms

WDC campaigns manager

Why protect whales and dolphins?
Common dolphins in UK seas

We need your help!

On 6 September, we will hand over our petition to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear in UK seas. We’re hosting an event at Westminster and have invited all MPs. Please email your MP and encourage her or him to come along.
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Free ticket giveaway

Win a family ticket to the new exhibition, ‚Whales: Beneath the surface‘, at the Natural History Museum in London. See over 100 amazing specimens, hunt like a whale in a fun echolocation game and discover the evolutionary story of whales and dolphins. Closing date: 17 September 2017

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Wow! Slow-mo dolphins

Have a look at this slowed down clip of dolphins hunting salmon in Scotland. You’ll see the dolphin, named Zephyr, isn’t completely happy about the way that the fish is positioned in her throat, so she ejects the fish and tries again. Awesome.

Animal Friends Facebook competition

Help WDC win a Facebook competition for up to £20,000!

WDC needs your help! Follow the link below to Animal Friends Facebook post and ‚react‘ to it with a 😆 emoticon (instead of a thumbs up). Read the post for more details – thanks!

Fourth Element Competition

Win a t-shirt from the WDC & Fourth Element Range! 

Enter our competition to win a fantastic whale t-shirt made by Fourth Element. Simply tell us why you think it’s important to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the ocean.

Neuigkeit zur Petition: Two dolphins were being made to entertain (not educate) visitors

Yayasan Scorpion Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesien

12. Aug. 2017 — Dolphin show by Wersut Seguni Indonesia Corp. Two dolphins were being made to entertain (not educate) visitors, by performing tricks in what can only be described as a tiny pool full of chlorinated water.

Imagine: Dolphins, born and adapted to swim freely in limitless, chlorine-free oceans; forced instead to swim endlessly in circles in this pool until one day, they die

A video footage captured on 29th July, 2017 in Palembang, South Sumatera




Orange Bowl Exploits Dolphins for a Football Game

The Capital One Orange Bowl is an annual college football game in Miami that continues to promote the Miami Seaquarium by having a dolphin „choose“ the game’s winner. If given the chance, dolphins would choose freedom, and when it comes to the Miami Seaquarium, there are only losers.

For more than 46 years, the park has confined an orca name Lolita—aka „the World’s Loneliest Orca“—to what is currently the smallest and oldest orca tank in the U.S. She was abducted from her family in the wild when she was about 4 years old and hasn’t seen another orca since 1980, when her tankmate, Hugo, repeatedly rammed his head into the tank wall until he died.


Video: Dolphins Won’t Leave Their Dead Friend’s Side

J.R. Waits

about a month ago

Incredibly sad sight in harbor. Two dolphin trying to revive a dead one. I didn’t see any boat marks but had some skin peeled back. The other two were not giving up. If reincarnation is true, I so want to come back as a dolphin. They are God’s greatest creation.
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In one of the most heartbreaking videos of 2017,💔 you can see what appears to be two dolphin friends working together to attempt to revive or help another dolphin, who was found dead.😭 This video helps to give some insight into how extremely intelligent and complex dolphins actually are.🐬 Dolphins communicate with each other through distinct whistles and body language, they live together in pods, and they even pass on their own family histories.

While dolphins in the wild swim vast distances every day with their extended families, playing and exploring new territory together, SeaWorld confines them to tiny tanks, and they see very little each day other than the same dreary concrete walls.😟Dolphins navigate by echolocation, but in pools, the reverberations from their own sonar just bounce off the walls.

SeaWorld exploits dolphins’ intelligence by forcing them to learn and perform cheap tricks, which have proved harmful and even fatal to the animals. More than 300 🐬 and🐋, not including orcas, have died on SeaWorld’s watch, many of them prematurely.


J.R. Waits, the person who posted the video, later posted an update saying that “from NOAA states the adult female dolphin that I found in Charleston Harbor appears to have died from being caught in a rope (human interaction).”

What You Can Do

Keep your distance if you see dolphins in the wild, never go to SeaWorld, and urge your friends to stay away, too. Demand that the theme park release the animals held captive there to sea sanctuaries.