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Ban Dolphin Captivity ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 742 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits the "taking" of marine mammals. The maximum fine for violating the MMPA is $20,000 and one year in jail. "Taking" as defined under the MMPA as "harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect, or attempt to harass



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Sue H. (7)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:20 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Rock H. (254)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:22 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!
 

Bianca D. (86)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:31 am
Signed and nited. What is it with humans and trying to own everything? Our energy would be better spent trying to understand things!! Thanks Cher.
 

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:36 am
done
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:37 am
Thanks Cher gladly signed
 

Michela m. (3902)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:38 am

S&N
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:45 am
Lisa, You signed on August 20, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Marine Mammal Commission, North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:02 am

Done!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:10 am
S & N.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:47 am
noted & signed, thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:30 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Dee C. (214)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:58 pm
Signed & noted..

Such a shame they just won't leave them alone..and or protect them more..

Thanks Cher..
 

desanka sandulovic (394)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:05 pm
Captivity is cruel. Dolphins can live forty years in the wild. When they are captive they often die during the first two years. Signed. TY Cher.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:15 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:05 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:19 pm
Signed
 

Jene B. (8)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:34 pm
Signed!
 

Eternal Gardener (740)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:47 pm
N&S
 

Erin R. (169)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:42 pm
signed
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:48 pm
Noted and signed- thanks
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:02 pm
signed, thnx.
 

Mm M. (450)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:04 pm
Thank you Cher S&N
 

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:06 pm
Signed & noted Cher - thank you
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:54 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:45 pm
Yes! Signed ~ thank you !
 

Dea V. (9)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:49 pm
n&s
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 2:12 am
noted
 

John S. (301)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 3:41 am
Signed and noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:44 am
signed for sure!!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:41 am
Signed!
 

Beverly M. (85)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:33 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Cher!
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:42 am
Noted and signed previously. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 7:16 am
signed, thanks Cher
 

June M. (103)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:58 am
signed and noted thanks Cher
 

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:02 am
n/s
 

Donna B. (36)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:02 am
Noted and signed. Thx!!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:06 am
Noted and signed! Thank you!
 

Sarah C. (15)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:11 am
NOTED N SIGNED, THANKS, CHER!
 

Holly Schaeffer (35)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:21 am
Signed
 

Veronique L. (213)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:00 am
Action taken yesterday!
 

Rich Blue (72)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:43 am
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:30 am
2285, TU Cher
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:26 am
Signed, shared & noted. Thank you Cher.
 

ELENA NOVO (20)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:15 pm
53% of those dolphins who survive the violent capture die within 90 days.
The average lifespan of a dolphin in the wild is 45 years.
Half of ALL captured dolphins die within the first two years of captivity.
The other half live an average of only 5 years.
Every 7 years half of all dolphins in captivity die from capture shock, pneumonia, intestinal disease, ulcers, chlorine poisoning, and other stress related illnesses. The captive dolphin industry accepts these losses as routine operating expenses. Which is why supporting places like the GA Aquarium, other aquariums who house cetaceans and parks like Sea World only helps those out to make money from their display of these mammals.
Dolphinariums want you to believe that their mission is to protect dolphins in the wild through "research" and "public education". When in fact the only research going on is how can they keep these mammals alive longer so they can make more money!
 

Arild Warud (163)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 3:23 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 9:38 am
Thanks Cher for posting this great petition!!!!!
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 9:38 am
Notedd too????
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 12:46 pm
signed, naturally. thank you.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 5:02 pm
Thanks Cher for this very comprehensive petition, which points out that "taking" dolphins is illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Signed and commented: "Dolphins are highly beneficial to the rest of life on earth when they are allowed to remain in their native ecosystems, instead of being "taken" for entertainment, slaughter or other forms of exploitation. Taking dolphins captive is both cruel to them and destructive to marine and river ecology."
 

Alison A. (234)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:17 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 
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