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Tanzania- Stop Dynamiting Dolphins and Using Them as Shark Bait ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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

Cher
- 561 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In Tanzania, Africa, dynamite fisherman have been blowing up dolphins and using them as bait in the profitable shark-fin trade in the Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park. The dolphins are protected in the marine park and also protected under the country's



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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:10 am
Noted, signed with comment below, twittered and google shared. Thanks for Chering.

This is horrible and should not be allowed to happen. Please enforce regulations to assure that this entire marine park is protected and make sure that those who commit these violations receive the maximum punishment allowable by law.
 

Constance F. (432)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:12 am
Signed, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:15 am
Olivia, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
 

Christeen Anderson (523)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:29 am
Signed.
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:34 am
TY, Cher.Done.
 

Nyack Clancy (446)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:34 am
Noted and signed- thank you Cher
 

Beverly M. (86)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:44 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!
 

Tina P. (30)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:47 am
S&N Get these bastards!!
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:52 am


Kit, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
 

Joe R. (191)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:52 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Elena Bonati (35)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:02 am
Signed and noted.
 

Mike S. (86)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:04 am
SS&N. Thank you Cher.
 

Boo D. (75)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:16 am
NS&S!! Two species with one bomb ~ how clever ~ and despicable!
 

Shana M. (59)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:18 am
signed and noted.
 

Ingrid A. (531)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:48 am
Its done.
 

naomi cohen (42)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:51 am
i would love to push the bastards into the water, and let the sharks feast on them. this has to stop! signed! thank you, cher.
 

Natasha Salgado (547)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:00 am
Humans are a disgrace. Signed and shared in disgust,thx Cher.
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:07 am
done
 

Betty G. (624)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:15 am
Thank you, Cher. Signed!
 

Judith Hand (59)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:27 am
Noted and signed with comment.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:34 am
BarbKnight, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo .
They added my comment but have me down as the #1 signer and I know that can't be right. Anyway, I AB-SO-LUTE-LY LOVVE, LOVE, LUVVVVVVV, DOLPHINS and they SHOULD NOT BE USED AS SHARK BAIT!!! :(
Thnx Cher...
 

Karen Avery (118)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:02 am
This is terrible!
 

LaurenSICK Kozen (160)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:06 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Chris C. (151)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:13 am
N & S.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:20 am
done Cher thx:)
 

Connie O. (42)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:27 am
signed + noted... this is deplorable. Something needs to be done ... stiff penalties, jail time....education for countries that still believe animal parts are aphrodisiacs.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:29 am
Disgusting cruelty. Signed and shared, thank you.
 

Mary ann S. (11)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:32 am
Sad. N&s
 

Erin R. (171)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:33 am
n & s
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:33 am
noted + signed
 

Betty Kelly (3)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:38 am
Dolphins should be protected, not used as bait.
 

Donna Hamilton (146)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:40 am
Noted & signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Debbie Williamson (270)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:48 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Cher.
 

Mike H. (229)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:50 am
Michael, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:50 am
n/s
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:54 am
Noted & Signed
 

Beatriz Blauth (31)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 10:08 am
Double horrible: the fate of the dolphins and the reason for this fate, as shark finning is an horror in itself...
 

. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 10:20 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 10:33 am
Armand, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 10:50 am
Noted and Signed Tks..Cher.
 

Julie E. (366)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:30 am
Leave the dolphins alone! There's enough fish in the sea!
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:52 am
Pity someone does not dynamite them

Signed& noted
 

Debbie W. (116)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:05 pm
Noted/Signed - disgusting and barbaric!
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:13 pm
Signed.
 

. (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:17 pm
done. By land or by sea-no creature is safe. What a pity
 

Lisa Neste (707)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:46 pm
Lisa, You signed on April 17, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
 

Michela m. (3960)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 12:49 pm

S&N
 

Beth M. (244)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 1:02 pm
Done
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 1:06 pm
Of course...thanks.
 

bilja c. (48)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:13 pm
Crazy! Reminds me of the past when France used dog as a bite. Signed.
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (50)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:21 pm
S&N
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed & noted. I despair !!!
 

nicole silva (12)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:36 pm
signed
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:52 pm
signed and commented
 

AniMae Chi (418)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:04 pm
SIGNED # 316
 

S J. (117)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:10 pm
SIGNED
 

Joanne A. (40)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:20 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:26 pm
N&S
 

Sandra S. (130)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:34 pm
signed/sharing,x
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:07 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cher.
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:17 pm
Noted and happily signed to STOP this horror on defenceless dolphins and sharks,so cruel and disgusting!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Cher.Liz Xx
 

Karen B. (8)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:18 pm
Signed and noted.!
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:31 pm
This is so horrible and upsetting! Most gladly signed for these beautiful, intelligent animals! Thanks Cher!
 

Ruth S. (304)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:35 pm
Signed
 

Rock H. (254)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:49 pm
As stated by many already this is horrible and despictable and must be stopped immediately. In my opinion, Individuals caught doing this should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law with the same level of consequences as for killing a human.

Signed and noted. Thanks for posting this Cher!
 

Ron Silver (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:24 pm
signed and shared
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:49 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Fran F. (114)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:58 pm
Noted, shared and signed with comment: "Since it is claimed that the local fishermen are unaware that dolphins are legally protected in the marine park as well as in Tanzania's fisheries regulations, it's time to introduce a public awareness campaign and to rigorously enforce your nation's laws against this environmentally destructive and cruel practice. I strongly urge that you also ban shark hunting, which destroys marine ecosystems when crucial keystone shark species, which regulate the balance of animal and plant populations, move close to extinction."
TY, Cher!
 

deb s. (145)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:25 pm
ditto to Fran F. comment to add give them the feeling of what this kind of treatment feels to the dolphin let them feel their pain
 

John B. (173)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:46 pm
Thanks Cher for posting the link to the petition. Signed, shared and noted.
"Thank you for signing: Tanzania- Stop Dynamiting Dolphins and using them as Shark Bait."
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:53 pm
Ban shark fin soup, ban the dolphin massacre! Signed!
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:12 pm
noted and signed
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 8:39 pm
Signed.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:26 pm
This petition has 439 measly petition signatures!?

REALLY!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? SHARE THIS PETITION!!!
 

Esther Z. (96)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:40 pm
Noted and signed.
 

. (7)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 11:05 pm
Noted, already signed, thanks Cher.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 12:48 am
Noted and signed.
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:42 am
Noted and signed - I would gladly sacrifice my own life to save the animals on this planet - this despicable cruelty is way out of hand!
 

. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:06 am
signed and noted,thank you
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:10 am
S+N
 

Danuta Watola (1207)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:20 am
Noted
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:32 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Kerstin Strobl (355)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:22 am
Signed, thank you Cher
 

Arwen Woods (207)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:18 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.x
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:53 am
Please let them tranquil
 

Emma S. (227)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:29 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Diane B. (275)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:30 am
done dear
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:57 am
N&S. Thank you.
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:14 am
To dynamite any sea creature is a crime against nature. The Tanzanian government should ban dynamiting by law and also make it punishable as an act of crime. The species living on the Tanzanian coastal waters may soon be extinct, if this cruel and largely destructive method is allowed to continue even for a month more. Every dolphin lost is a life lost, and we humans deed all our marine mammals alive to keep the oceanic balance right, but the other threat is ocean acidification, but that is caused by global warming. Killing dolphins is a crime.
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:16 am
Signed, shared and noted
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:35 am
done
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:21 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Valerie H. (135)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 9:18 am
Thank you, signed
 

paolo gualandri (5)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 9:23 am
Signed
 

Many Feathers (131)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 9:29 am
signed and noted ---- a sad greedy bunch ; (
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:20 am


Signed Cher ,,,what a pack of Bastards...!!
 

Dee C. (210)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:30 am
Dee, You signed on April 18, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete,- Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Development, Dr. David Mathayo
Thank you sweetie..
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:34 am


Signed ,,, this is so sick ,,
 

Vivian B. (155)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:38 am
How stupid are these "fishermen"? You blow up the water you're fishing destroys the reef and fish beneath the water that feed on it. Then there is nothing that will live there! DUMB as a rock!
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:40 am
done :)
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:01 am
noted & signed with comment: So your blowing up dolphins to lure sharks so you can chop off their fins and toss their bodies away like garbage? You have no regard for anything but money and thas sad and SICK.

Humans suck

Barbcat: I noticed that after you sign a petition and go back and check your comment, it does say #1, but then afterwards it puts you in proper order..
green stars all around for the great comments..the system is so slow anymore..hopefully they will do a one click green star soon
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:23 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:37 am
Singed it this morning. That is really despicable.
 

Joy M. (36)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:47 am
Signed. Do we really think that the people who would do this in the first place would care about regulations?! Truly terrible!!
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 12:05 pm
#867@N with hope...
Thank you!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:02 pm
Petition signed.
 

Veronica C. (44)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:29 pm
done
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:35 pm
thank you
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:08 pm
Svetlana, You signed on April 17, 2013. Noted now, thanks for sharing
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:40 pm
Signed!
 

Laurie H. (720)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:32 pm
All Signed & Shared, Thanks Cher~~~
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:47 pm
signed
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:42 pm
Signed. Thank you Cher for promoting this petition.
 

LMj Sunshine (134)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:58 pm
TY!!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:48 am
signed.
 

Phillip Anderton (96)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:41 am
Words fail...
 

Tom Tree (242)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed, Noted & Shared
 

Claudia Acosta (29)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:40 am
Done. :(
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:56 am
S&N
 

Arild Warud (167)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:40 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:44 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing
 

Maggie Beglarian (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:00 am
so sad :'(
 

. (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:57 am
Dogs, cats and delphin used as bait, but what the hell is going on
a sadness and a disgusting absolute
#1.419 signed and noted - thank you dear Cher
 

Shawna S. (42)
Friday April 19, 2013, 11:43 am
noted and signed
Thanks Cher :")
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday April 19, 2013, 2:46 pm
signed & noted
 

Kelly Colwell (5)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:05 pm
signed and noted. they are messing with dolphins AND sharks, and it's wrong!
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:44 pm
Noted !! Petition sign and commented !! Doesn't Tanzania know what "protection" means ?? The regulations need to be "beefed-up" and ENFORCED .... with EXORBITANT penalties, including the confiscation of vessels !!!!
 

Michael Holland (9)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:17 pm
Sickening !!! Signed and noted
 

Ruth McD (724)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:26 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Alex Keir (1)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:48 pm
signed
 

Sue D. (156)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 12:28 am
This is horrible, signed and noted!
 

Elena Voronkova (9)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 12:42 am
Signed.
 

Elena Voronkova (9)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 12:45 am
Terribly. How can this be?
 

Waltraud U. (83)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:53 am
done ty
 

Sara P. (60)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:21 am
Already signed, thanks a lot Cher.
 

Helmut H. (28)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:24 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Ana Lopes (79)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:39 pm
Already signed
 

Mary Furlong (203)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 5:19 pm
Noted, signed and shared previously.
 

Nancy Black (303)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 10:13 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, signed.
 

Wendy F. (43)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:27 am
Signed
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:45 am
Notato,già firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Yvette Fouche (1)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:57 am
Done
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:50 pm
signed and noted
 
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