What You Can Do to Help Dolphins
Don’t Buy a Ticket
This is the simplest, most basic and obvious thing we can all do to bring an end to dolphins being held in captivity. Don’t patronize SeaWorld and the other marine parks. They depend on people buying tickets. Make it clear that while they’re keeping these animals captive, you will stay away.
Don’t patronize captive dolphin swim programs either.
Explain to your friends that these programs are neither educational nor therapeutic.
Petitions and Declarations
There are several documents you can sign and causes you can join that will help make known your concerns for dolphins.
The Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans is gathering signatures prior to launching a worldwide campaign to guarantee, for example, that “No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment.”
Sign a petition on Facebook from Ric O’Barry and the Earth Island Institute to end the massacre of 20,000 dolphins a year in Japan.
Signatures are also being collected on Care2’s Petition Site where you can send a letter to the White House and to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States.
You can also text DOLPHIN to 44144 and sign the letter straight from your phone.
Join The Cove’s Facebook cause page.
The The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society has programs all over the world to protect cetaceans from the threats they face.
The Earth Island Institute is a primary sponsor of the work of Ric O’Barry and supports grassroots campaigns dedicated to protect and restore natural ecosystems.
Animal Planet has substantial information on dolphins in their Blood Dolphins section.
The Oceanic Preservation Society is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography, and media to inspire people to save the oceans, founded Louie Psihoyos, the director of The Cove.
Part Three: A New Beginning
A New Beginning for Dolphins
The end of captivity and a better relationship.
Could the oldest captive orca be the first to be released?
Could Tilikum Also Be Set Free?
Yes, if we could find his family.
Making the Case
A lawsuit that could classify dolphins as “persons.”
Is SeaWorld on the Ropes?
2010: Not a good year for the dolphin business.
In the World Spotlight
From The Cove to Blood Dolphins.
SeaWorld Testifies before Congress
Must prove their shows are educational.
Gathering in Helsinki to draft a Declaration of Rights.
How You Can Help
Don’t buy a ticket! Other good things.
Interviews & Reports
The Case for Dolphin Rights
Attorney Steven Wise prepares his landmark case.
How We Could Free Lolita
Orca expert Howard Garrett on returning her to the wild.
When the Watchdog is Just a Guard Dog
The trade association that looks after its own.
Communion in the Wild
Toni Frohoff discusses true communication with dolphins and whales.
The Big Business of Dolphins
Continuing news about people working together to bring an end to the captivity of dolphins.
Posted October 26, 2010, by MichaelMountain