Cat Communiques Calendar from Zazzle

Feb 2, 2014

USA: Anti-captivity for dolphins and whales

I helped share a petition to the Whitehouse to make it illegal to hold dolphins and whales in captivity for any entertainment purposes. The petition required 100,000 signatures by Feb 2, 2014  in order to be considered by the Whitehouse. It received less than 10,000. There are many petitions on the internet against captivity. With any campaign, it is good to concentrate efforts on one petition as opposed to a variety of similar petitions. I hope there is one that is having the desired effect! 
August 2012 Shouka the Orca being moved to San Diego CA
See more including video of the transport at NBCSanDiego

One petition I helped share that is/was at the Whitehouse site read:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

"Make it illegal to hold dolphins and whales in captivity for any entertainment purposes. Stop SeaWorld and those alike.
In the early 1990's, the U.K. shut down marine parks with captive dolphins and whales on display. Why did they do this and why should the U.S. do the same?

-These animals do not enjoy performing.

-Dolphins and whales in captivity live shorter lives in captivity. Anti-depressants are sometimes administered.

-They are highly intelligent, family oriented creatures and placing them in captivity cuts them off from their family group.

-A cage in captivity is never a healthy enough space than the ocean.

-To engage and educate the public, most surveys say people would be more interested in observing them in the wild than in a tank.

Sign this petition and let your voice be heard to shut down SeaWorld and those alike that hold dolphins and whales in captivity."