Thank you so much!
At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we are lucky to have the best supporters in the world. On behalf of all of us at WDC, and the whales and dolphins we speak up for, I wanted to thank you for getting behind our campaigns.
Today, our End Captivity campaigner Rob Lott is representing more than 20,000 of you as he takes our Lockdown Never Ends petition to TUI’s corporate office in Berlin and asks the world’s largest tour operator to stop supporting cruel whale and dolphin captivity.
I also want to thank you for supporting our Not In Our Nets campaign by tweeting and emailing in your thousands to urge ministers to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear in UK seas.
Your support is vital for campaigns like these. Politicians have to take notice of what the voting public wants, and big corporations like TUI respond to customer pressure. There is strength in numbers and we are more powerful when we show that we represent you, our brilliant supporters.
I’ll update you on both of these major campaigns next month. In the meantime, thank you from all of us for standing up for whales and dolphins.
Julia Pix, WDC
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Little steps for whales
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Orca beach secrets
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