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Help Deny Permit for Import of 18 Wild-Caught Beluga Whales From Russia to United States Aquariums ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Please submit your comments by the October 29th deadline to the U.S National Marine Fisheries Service, urging officials to deny the permit application from the Georgia Aquarium that would allow the import of 18 wild-caught Beluga whales from Russia

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Cher C (1430)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 6:42 am

Please submit your comments by the October 29th deadline to the U.S National Marine Fisheries Service, urging officials to deny the permit application from the Georgia Aquarium that would allow the import of 18 wild-caught Beluga whales from Russia for a lifetime of captivity and exploitation in United States aquariums.

Submitting Comments

You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158, by any of the following methods:Online: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal......!submitComment;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0001

Mail: Submit written comments to: Chief, Permits and Conservation Division Office of Protected Resources NOAA Fisheries 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705 Silver Spring, MD 20910

Fax: 301-713-0376; Attn: Jennifer Skidmore


Constance F (418)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:48 am
Thank you for posting ! Comment submitted.

Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Notice:
Notice: Receipt of Application to Import Beluga Whales

Agency: NOAA
Document ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0158-0001
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jw-81ge-q3g4

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 8:43 am
I already submitted comments. Thanks!

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 8:54 am
submitted comment

Sue H (7)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 9:35 am
Noted and message sent, thanks.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 10:09 am
signed! thank you!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:05 pm
Noted & Sumitted Comments. Thanks Cher.

Chris C (152)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:47 pm
Comment submitted. These creatures do not do well in's all for the sake of greed!

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thanks Cher

Alison Duncan (5)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:16 pm
Comment submitted.

People rail about injustice when humans are wrongly imprisoned, but the whales have done nothing to get their life sentences, and all people do is go to gawk.

It's nauseating to see humans behaving so selfishly.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:27 pm
action to be taken, thanks Cher

michelle t (41)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:45 pm
Action taken

Christeen A (370)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:52 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.

. (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:59 pm
signed and commented

Janet R (38)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:07 pm
submitted the comment, thank you for sharing the info.

Linda W (174)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:11 pm
No more captivity. Period
Signed & commented

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:56 pm
Noted and action to be taken. Thank you Cher.

Lillian Martin (1)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:56 pm

penny C (85)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:17 pm

Jerry B (128)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:40 pm
Signed and submitted message..thanks Cher!

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 4:11 pm
already did thanks

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:35 pm
Posted a message

Leen Kel (42)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:22 pm
Message sent & noted..Thanks Cher!

Leen Kel (42)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:23 pm
Message sent:
Whales are wild beautiful animals and we should respect them. It is not right to separate them from their families and their life. We shouldn't using whale for our benefit. Please let them be free and healthy. Whales have been known in the wild live up to 80 years old. They can hardly live to 10 years in captivity. We're taking more than half their lives away, if we put them in captivity. To be kept in the aquarium, it's called the selfish pleasure..! People can still watch whales in the their natural habitat than in some aquarium's much more amazing! Same applies for dolphins also. Just think of how horrible if you are taken from your family and home, and then trapped in a small tank (compared to how big ocean is) and to found out that you were only commercialized by the people. Wouldn't you be sad, be stressed, depressed, angry?? So please think of others before yourself. Show the whales some respect! Please let the whale roam & live happily in the ocean as their home. It is their Freedom..They have their own rights!!

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 9:06 pm
sent letter ~thanx Cher

Diane B (275)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 9:11 pm
done dear

Virginia Esquer (8)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 10:55 pm

Eveline M (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 11:56 pm
took action

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:42 am
Signed and submitted comments thanks

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:16 am

Frans B (582)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:52 am
hope this works....

Joy W (103)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:28 am
Noted, thanks.

Gloria p (304)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:58 am
Action taken.

Evelyn W (15)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 4:42 am
Will take action,thank-you for posting

Anneke A (279)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:30 am
actions taken+reposted

Gabriela C (105)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:57 am
Action taken! Thanks Cher!

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:59 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

Danielle I (40)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 6:54 am
Noted and comment made

Simon Validzic (244)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 7:35 am
Noted and e-mail submitted with added paragraph : "Marine mammals are intelligent animals. Swimming across large areas of ocean is part of their natural way of living and it is what makes their life worthwhile. People learn nothing about the natural behavoir of animals by viewing them performing silly acts in captivity."

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 8:47 am

Gillian M (218)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 9:44 am
The large marine animals need to remain in the ocean with full protection, no more hunting and no more captivity except if essential to help if injured. No other reason is acceptable.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 11:01 am
S & N

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 11:43 am
These poor creatures have no chance against the modern equipment of man.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 11:49 am
Signed and commented. Please let them live freely.

Amy E (66)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 12:32 pm

Ruth C (87)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:53 pm

Petra M (259)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:20 pm
Will take action; thank you Cher !

. (0)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:23 pm
noted ann

James Merit (144)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 8:41 pm

Thursday October 18, 2012, 11:19 pm
Acton taken. Thanks Cher

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 2:12 pm
Action taken on the Federal portal.

emilia boccagna (15)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 2:10 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 9:24 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :0
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