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Florence
- 633 days ago - gov.ai
Dolphin Discovery is in Anguilla they were closed for neglect & mistreatment of marine animals they have been allowed to reopen so vacationers can swim with captive dolphins PLEASE speak out against this & send comment to link samoles are below please do



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Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:44 pm


Although the Caribbean island of Anguilla is only 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, it’s a popular destination for many cruise liners. An outfit called Dolphin Discovery, which has a controversial history on the island and which was reportedly once ordered to close after a lengthy court battle, was given approval to reopen for business in July. The dolphins used at Dolphin Discovery are held in a cramped sea pen, where they’re forced to give rides to and interact with tourists. The pen is located near a dock that dozens of ferries travel back and forth past every day, subjecting the dolphins to engine noise and pollutants. The area is also prone to hurricanes and tropical storms, from which the confined dolphins have little protection.

In the quest to make as much money as possible, such facilities operate almost continuously, giving the animals little respite from a stream of tourists and cruise passengers. Debris and trash left in or near these pens, such as plastic bags, coins, and brochures, can be ingested by the animals, causing acute gastrointestinal problems.

Dolphins have rich social lives and brains that are as complex as our own, and they enjoy close, cooperative, and long-standing relationships. They swim together in family pods and can cover up to 100 miles a day. Just like us, dolphins have distinct personalities and can think about the future. These self-aware animals recognize themselves and have been seen closely examining themselves in mirrors.

Although captive dolphins in the United States are afforded some legal protection, dolphin displays in the Caribbean are governed by few, if any, protective regulations.

You Can Help: Please ask Anguilla Deputy Gov. Stanley Reid to close Dolphin Discovery once and for all.

********SAMPLE COMMENTS COPY AND PASTE AND PUT IN LINK OR WRITE YOUR OWN BUT PLEASE SEND COMMENT TO SAVE THESE DOLPHINS*********************


SAMPLE TALKING POINTS

Ministry/Department Visited:
Anguilla Deputy Gov. Stanley Reid

What happened to cause you to be dissatisfied?
An outfit called Dolphin Discovery, which has a controversial history on the island and which was reportedly once ordered to close after a lengthy court battle, was given approval to reopen for business in July. The dolphins used at Dolphin Discovery are held in a cramped sea pen, where they’re forced to give rides to and interact with tourists.

What were your expectations?
I am writing to express my disappointment that Dolphin Discovery was given approval to reopen, and I am asking for your intervention to shut down this operation once and for all. Compassionate people and governments around the world are condemning the exploitation of marine life for “entertainment.” Keeping dolphins in a cramped pen is no way to attract visitors to the island–and will assuredly keep many away. Travelers do have a choice, and those who care about dolphins will choose elsewhere.

Thanks for all you do for animals
 

Kelly Rogers (254)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:54 pm
Thanx, for the sample letter I used it
s/n
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:14 pm
Letter sent, thank you.
 

Vicky P. (461)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:23 pm
sent, thanks
 

Nicole W. (629)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:56 pm
comment submitted
 

Daniela Bress (111)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:16 pm
Used your letter, Florence, thanks.
 

Gabriela C. (103)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:52 pm
Thank you Florence! "Your complaint has been submitted. Thank you for your assisting us in improving the Public Service. You will be redirected to the home page in 5 seconds."
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:34 am
noted
 

Sandi C. (237)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:51 am
noted.
 

Leslene Dunn (68)
Monday October 15, 2012, 8:02 am
Noted - no other words for this - cruel, cruel, cruel.
 

naomi cohen (62)
Monday October 15, 2012, 8:50 am
all done. thank you!
 

Jason Green (227)
Monday October 15, 2012, 8:52 am
letter of disapproval sent!
 

Asha D. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:07 am
Screw humans.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:20 am
Gladly done...
Thank you!
 

Donna Hamilton (133)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:36 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday October 26, 2012, 8:34 am
Noted and Thnx Florence :0 ..
 
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