The recent documentaries Blackfish, The Cove and Blood Dolphins show that putting dolphins and orcas in captivity is unethical and cruel, ripping them from their families that they would normally grow up with and depriving them of the freedom of the open ocean, instead confining them to small concrete tanks to do tricks for dead fish.
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Please call write and email each person at each agency below and strongly request that action be taken to ensure public safety at the Miami seaquarium. Ask why Dade County Building and Zoning and Fire Marshal are allowing the Seaquarium to “slide by,” endangering the lives of paying customers.
Click here to learn more about the violations. Explain to them that if the Miami Seaquarium can not meet 2004 safety and fire code standards the park should not be permitted to remain open to the public.Mr. David Check
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0782
Mr. Tom Gallagher
State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0342
Mr. Charlie Crist
Attorney General – State of Florida
Department of Legal Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Dr. Barbara Kohn
USDA, APHIS Animal Care
4700 River Rd.,
Unit 84 Riverdale,
ph 301 734 8271
fax 301 734 4978
Ask why they continually allow Miami Seaquarium to operate
when it is sub-standard to their own laws. [Lolita’s Tank]
Call, fax, or write to National Marine Fisheries Service and request a current Marine Mammal Inventory Report (MMIR) for the Miami Seaquarium. You must fax or write. e-mail not excepted.
National Marine Fisheries Service
ATTN: Jennefer Skidmore
1335 E-W Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Educate yourself. Read this comprehensive report about captive orcas. You will be very surprised at what you don’t know. Captive Orcas`Dying to Entertain You’
A report for Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) Bath, UK
Do not support companies like
Princess Cruises (a division of Carnival Cruises) that endorse animal cruelty at the Seaquarium. Call or write to Princess and Carnival and politely ask them to join the good fight.
Dean Brown, Executive Vice President
Tori Benson (Public Relations)
Princess Cruises (Corporate Headquarters)
24305 Town Center Drive,
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4999
Micky Arison – CEO Carnival Cruises.
3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 599-2600
Fax: (305) 406-4700
SAMPLE LETTER to Princess
Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting perfectly to life in the ocean. They are intelligent, social and self-aware, exhibiting evidence of a highly developed emotional sense. Here are just a few of the issues with captivity:
Captures of dolphins are traumatic and stressful and can result in injury and death of dolphins. The numbers of dolphins that die during capture operations or shortly thereafter are never revealed in dolphinariums or swim-with-dolphins programs. Some facilities even claim their dolphins were “rescued” from the ocean and cannot be released. This claim is almost invariably false.
Training of dolphins is often deliberately misrepresented by the captive dolphin industry to make it look as if dolphins perform because they like it. This isn’t the case. They are performing because they have been deprived of food.
Most captive dolphins are confined in minuscule tanks containing chemically treated artificial seawater. Dolphins in a tank are severely restricted in using their highly developed sonar, which is one of the most damaging aspects of captivity. It is much like forcing a person to live in a hall of mirrors for the rest of their life – their image always bouncing back with no clear direction in sight.
Dolphins and whales have been shown by recent scientific research to be sensitive with likely more ranges of emotions than humans, with culture that is handed down through generations, and personal names. They deserve our respect and the right to remain in the wild, free from harassment and harm.
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project’s campaign to protect dolphins and whales focuses on stopping the killing of these animals in the wild in places like Japan, Indonesia, the Faroe Islands and the Solomon Islands, as well as stopping the blood dolphin$ trade to dolphinariums around the world. In fact, these dolphin hunts are often supported by the dolphin trade to catch some individuals for captivity, while the remainder are slaughtered.
Click here to see a list of Captive Dolphin Facilities that have been Closed or Never Opened.
These success stories were accomplished by people like you taking action and stopping all support of dolphin shows and all swim-with-dolphin facilities.
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