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Nov 30, 2013
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: New Zealand

On my recent news story many of you have left comments asking for links to petitions as you do not have access to facebook. 

So here are some links:

Petitions

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/save-maui-s-dolphins-from-extinction?

http://www.change.org/petitions/prime-minister-john-key-and-the-new-zealand-government-stop-all-plans-to-open-up-nz-s-coastal-waters-to-offshore-oil-drilling#supporters

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_The_Maui_Dolphin

http://www.wwf.org.nz/take_action/maui_s_campaign_/be_a_maui_s_advocate/

http://kasm.org.nz/submission/    Seabed mining is a HUGE threat to the Maui's Dolphin habitat 

A couple more petitions (halfway down the page) at this link:

http://www.earthraceconservation.org/node/329

An online Yahoo news poll about deep sea oil drilling off our Maui's home. Please vote NO 

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/cloud/polls/popup/2bf761b7-d018-3578-908f-768ef3d16a70/

Another online poll (part way down the page) Please vote NO

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6715237/Sea-Shepherd-targets-NZ-over-Mauis-Dolphin

This link is for a radio stations blog, called "Wild Time Online" you can listen to the interview & visit the links they have listed for other sites focussed on saving Maui's dolphins (They also have interviews, info & links on many other animal welfare issues including orcas in captivity & more)

http://www.wildtimeonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/maui-and-hector-dolphins-will-we-lose.html

Watch this video: 

http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/Multimedia/Videos/Get-Free---A-Call-to-Action/

Then take action here

http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/campaigns/climate-change/The-Future-is-Here/

If you want to learn more about Maui's (& Hectors) dolphins & the issues they are facing, visit:

http://www.hectorsdolphins.com/

http://www.hectorsdolphins.com/get-involved.html

http://www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com/let-s-face-it

http://planetmat.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/save-maui-dolphin.html

Thank you for standing up for Maui's dolphins

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Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:42pm
Nov 20, 2013
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Other
Location: United Kingdom

What are you doing Thursday evening? 

Blackfish, the film everyone has been talking about, is set to air at 9pm on Thursday, 21 November, on BBC Four. 

This must-see documentary – which tells the story of Tilikum, a performing orca whose captivity has led to the deaths of several people – has been making waves around the world. The film has received rave reviews from the media as well as support from celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Leona Lewis and Ewan McGregor. Most importantly, it has shed light on the cruel practices that orcas face in marine parks such as SeaWorld and Loro Parque. 

Now, we have the opportunity to get this important message out to even more people! Please join us by inviting your friends to our Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/383414861790607/

Find out more about the film here, petauk.org/blackfish and mark your calendars for 9 pm on Thursday, 21 November. 

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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 9:23pm
Oct 15, 2013

Here is an example of the Bikers 4 Orcas Petition that I downloaded & printed, in order to take to family, friends & neighbours etc. 

I will add your name & email address to the petitions I have already printed

 
            FREE MORGAN                 

Morgan is a young wild orca who was found hungry & alone off the coast of the Netherlands in 2010. She was very underweight but otherwise not ill.

She was captured by a marine park who had a permit to rescue her on the condition that she was released back to the ocean as soon as she was strong enough.

However, within weeks of being rescued she was put on public display. Then, instead of being returned to her home in the ocean, she was moved from a tiny tank in the Netherlands to another tank in The Canary Islands. So now, Morgan is being kept in captivity in an “abusement park” where she has to do tricks for food and to entertain the paying crowd. Morgan will be exploited for the rest of her life if we don’t stand up for her!

Video footage of her first few weeks in the Canaries show her being rammed and bitten by the other orcas and now because of this she has ‘rake marks’ all along her body ~ She’s being bullied. When not with the other orcas she was spending a lot of time alone in a shallow side pool.


Orca experts and researchers know where Morgans family are. They live in the ocean near the islands and fjords of Northern Norway. It is a beautiful, icy wilderness where the orcas spend the winter months feeding on herring and socialising with all the other pods of orcas. Morgan should be there but, instead, she is far away from home with animals that are strangers and aggressive towards her.

Morgan can and should be returned to her family


PLEASE HELP MORGAN RETURN HOME














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Posted: Oct 15, 2013 6:19am
Sep 6, 2013
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

This week emergency measures were finally imposed to protect endangered sperm whales from California's drift gillnet fishery. If a single sperm whale is harmed, the gillnet fishery for swordfish and shark will shut down for the season!
While the new protections may prevent whale deaths in the short term, we all know that the real fix is to phase out this wasteful fishery once and for all. We must keep the pressure on to phase out the curtains of death along the California coast.

Take Action to Support Whale Protections in the CA Drift Gillnet Fishery. It's 1 of the deadliest commercial fisheries in the U.S

Here's the link for the petition:


 
http://action.seaturtles.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14229

To help speed the phase out of the CA drift gillnet fishery, SeaTurtles.org published a new online exposé calling for an end to the gillnet fishery titled, California's Deadliest Catch.
Download & share the report here:


 
http://www.seaturtles.org/article.php?id=2522

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Posted: Sep 6, 2013 6:59pm
Jul 26, 2013
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
Join an Empty the Tanks event near you!
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We are only one day away from the worldwide Empty the Tanks event. Please join an event near you! We need to stand together and give a voice to the marine mammals trapped in parks around the world

                       Stand together on
                                     
                    July 27th
                       
              and tell the world it is time to

                             
                     EMPTY THE TANKS!


SeaWorld Australia – Gold Coast, Australiahttps://www.facebook.com/events/437066849711598/?fref=ts

Dolfinarium Harderwijk – Netherlands https://www.facebook.com/events/562089927145533/?fref=ts

SeaWorld San Diego – California, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/618647978163468/?fref=ts

SeaWorld San Antonio – Texas, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/357838031003199/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

SeaWorld Orlando – Florida, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/358351534284894/?fref=ts


Marineland Canada – Ontario, Canada https://www.facebook.com/events/195534500570547/

Miami Seaquarium – Florida, USA -https://www.facebook.com/events/662567280423614/

Georgia Aquarium – Georgia, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/565530896812521/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

National Aquarium – Baltimore, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/499381876778173/

Shedd Aquarium – Chicago, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/264550303682519/

Las Vegas Mirage Hotel Dolphin Habitat, USA –https://www.facebook.com/events/118733298322945/

Durban, South Africa – https://www.facebook.com/events/299249966874495/

Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC – https://www.facebook.com/events/150354405145232/

Sea Life Park, Oahu, USA – https://www.facebook.com/events/386286178151442/

Toronto, Canada – https://www.facebook.com/events/134885726689079/

Ocean Park, Hong Kong – https://www.facebook.com/events/158796797623663/

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA, USAhttps://www.facebook.com/events/383012365150320/

Mar del Plata, Argentina – https://www.facebook.com/events/413208205460760/

Kamogawa Sea World, Japan – https://www.facebook.com/events/127928937400404/

Osaka, Japan – https://www.facebook.com/events/127928937400404/

Lithuania - https://www.facebook.com/events/585120488186328/

Zoo Aquarium De Madrid, Spain - https://www.facebook.com/events/406506436133269/

London, UK - https://www.facebook.com/events/177451125766689/

Edinburgh,UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/190470844438281/

I do not take credit for this. I just copied & pasted & I am sharing it to raise awareness, so as many people as possible attend the Empty the Tanks Events on July 27th.
(Original is on Causes.com)














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Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:52pm
Jun 24, 2013
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Tell the federal government its current study about protecting Arctic marine mammals from noise-related impacts of offshore oil and gas development is flawed. It does not even come close to protecting marine mammals. Please sign the petition.
DEADLINE 27 JUNE

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=ActionAlertTakenPage&id=705
 

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Posted: Jun 24, 2013 8:54pm
Jun 17, 2013
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: New Zealand

Please join the "Lets face it" visual campaign to show the New Zealand government that the world is watching & expecting them to take action. We still need 2,100 visual campaigns so use the link & create yours now.
Get your kids & their friends involved. If you're a teacher it would make a great project for your class.
Take action & help the last 55 maui's dolphins from becoming extinct! 
http://www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com/news-blog/article-44-2012-09/through-the-dolphins-eyes-by-dove-joans
 

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Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:52pm

 

 
 
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