December 16, 2017 at 9:30 am #38288editorParticipant
Hope for Dolphins and Whales
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.
Mexican 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!
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.
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.
Working Around the World For Dolphins
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.
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.
David Phillips, Executive Director
International Marine Mammal Project
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Photo credits: Orca whale courtesy Mark Palmer, Taiji photo courtesy OPSShare the joy
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