We won – thanks to you!
This week Virgin Holidays agreed to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld and other places that hold whales or dolphins captive for ‚entertainment‘. This is a massive victory for us and for you!
Five years ago we launched our campaign calling on all UK holiday companies to stop supporting cruel captivity shows and we’ve made amazing progress:
- Thomas Cook dropped SeaWorld and other attractions and is auditing the facilities left on its books.
- Together with the SEA LIFE Trust, we have created the world’s first sanctuary for captive whales.
- Now Virgin Holidays has made this monumental decision.
We couldn’t have achieved any of these successes without your support so thank you – you should feel very proud.
We need you to help us win another victory…
…let’s prevent an extinction
Fishing nets have pushed Hector’s and Māui dolphins to the brink of extinction and we’ve been campaigning hard to persuade the New Zealand government to remove the nets from the dolphins‘ home.
Now, the New Zealand government wants to hear from you. They are holding a public consultation on how to protect the dolphins. We’ve made it really quick and easy to have your say – the consultation is only open until 4 August so please act now before it’s too late.
On behalf of all of us at WDC, thanks for your support – together we achieve incredible things.
Julia Pix, WDC
Take action now
Tell the New Zealand government what they need to do to save New Zealand dolphins from extinction. We’ve made it simple and you can add your own message or just send ours. It’ll take you less than a minute and could save a species.
This is huge – Virgin Holidays will stop selling tickets to SeaWorld! Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign – you made this happen. Our thanks also to Virgin for doing the right thing.
Protect UK dolphins
Did you know that disturbing dolphins is illegal in the UK? Many people don’t, so we’ve teamed up with the National Wildlife Crime Unit to release a new awareness video and info on what to do if you see someone behaving badly around dolphins.
World Oceans Day
Our amazing partners raised a staggering £30,000 for whales and dolphins through their World Oceans Day fundraisers in June. We are extremely grateful for the support of all of the companies who supported this year’s event.
Kate Moss joins our call to stop whaling
The message on our popular Teemill T-shirt is clear: Please Stop Killing Whales. Designed by Katherine Hamnett, these T-shirts are a great way to show the world that you want to help stop whaling. A big ‚thank you‘ to supermodel Kate Moss for wearing hers with pride.
Join the London to Brighton Bike Ride
Whether you’re Tour de France standard or just like to cycle around town, you can raise money to help whales and dolphins by riding with Team Orca on 15 September. An exciting activity for the end of your summer.