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PETITION, No More Whales And Dolphins In Captivity

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Signatories to this petition do not believe that whales and dolphins in captivity are subjected to a suitable environment as required by the Directive 1999/22/EC*, and therefore request an immediate ban on the construction of new dolphinaria and a prohibi

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Cher C (1429)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 2:39 pm

# 601: 2:38 pm PST, Feb 27, Cher Clarke, Canada

Thnx Beatrice and Hazel!!!!


Past Member (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 2:42 pm
Thanks, Beatrice.

Laura H (964)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 2:42 pm
Noted and signed!
Thanks Beatrice!

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 4:00 pm
signed, thank-you Beatrice

Marjolein soederhuizen (284)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 4:54 pm
noted and signed...thank u Beatrice and Hazel

Sabine A (24)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 5:04 pm
Noted and signed !

. (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 8:39 pm
Signed! Thanks, Beatrice.

Kit B (276)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 11:40 pm
Signed, and noted. I also do not want to see any more Orcas or dolphins die because overly emotional people demand they be set free which is what has killed them in the past. If they have spent their life with us and relate to humans then certainly we can find a way to NOT use them as entertainment and still provide a safe and comfortable environment, haven't they earned that.

Angel W (238)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 1:44 am
Already signed and crossposted xx

. (0)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 8:57 am
I disagree, Kit. The average lifespan of captive Orcas is 4 years. That is not much of a life; better to die in the wild free than to die a lonely short life in captivity.

Annabelle T (1)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 9:01 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Beatrice.

Anna K (58)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 9:11 am
Noted & signed.

Peggy A (109)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 9:44 am
Noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 10:17 am
Noted and signed with pleasure, I agree with Kit that the animals raised in captivity apparently cannot just simply set free. Maybe there is a way to slowly acclimate them to live freely? However, they live in large pods and I guess if they don't belong to a "family" they also suffer and die.

Mattie D (13)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 10:19 am
Thanks for this - have noted and signed but cannot forward as an error keeps flashing saying e mail not deliverable

Mary H (47)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 10:35 am
signed -- Kit's concern is very realistic, we can't just release what has been domesticated as they will not survive.

Donna B (2)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 11:01 am

Mervi R (74)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 11:23 am
Noted and already signed.

Stan B (123)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 12:01 pm
More than happy to sign B. Time this ridiculous, cruel practice was banned for ever.

Jennifer G (16)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 12:30 pm
Noted & signed > thanks!!

Chris V (264)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 12:36 pm
Noted and signed.

Patricia N (41)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 12:37 pm
I agree that they should not be held in captivity , Tilikum the Orca in SeaWorld is 30 years old and was 2 years old when captured so he has lived longer then 4 yrs., but it is too late to release him since humans have been feeding him all these years. They released one a few years ago and it did not survive.

MsR S (189)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 2:16 pm
Signed. Hope to be of help.

Patricia C (96)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 2:23 pm
There has been talk of a seaside sanctuary, that would be a much better place for Tilikum to out his life. Sea World will not spend the money to send him there, as he is more valuable to them where he is.
Signed Beatrice, thank you. I do not have much hope that we will stop exploiting wild animals though.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 2:44 pm
I agree with you Ralph S. ! Better to die in the wild FREE , than to die after a short , lonely life in captivity. But regardless of what becomes of the already captive animals in Marine Parks , one thing is sure - They need to TOTALLY STOP GETTING MORE !!! :( signed and noted - TY Beatrice

Barbara DelGiudice (123)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 3:17 pm

Gillian M (218)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 3:56 pm
Thank you! You signed at 3:17 PM PST, Feb 27, 2010

. (0)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 4:02 pm
Signed thanks.

Pam Burton (25)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 4:10 pm
Thank You for putting this petition onsite....We can only HOPE to make some impact.....As I stated it was "business as usual" at SeaWorld...But the trainers didn't go in the pool.....

Kit B (276)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 4:25 pm
Well Ralph you are simply wrong and the experts those who actually do this for a living will tell you that you are wrong.

Kit B (276)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 4:26 pm
If you want to really help these whales then demand larger pools so they have enough room. Why do they need to die alone because humans get hysterical?

. (0)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 6:09 pm
I didn't mean they should just open the gate and let the whales go. Of course an attempt must be made to teach these animals how to survive in the wild and an attempt must also be made to locate the pod the captured whales were taken from. As for those that have been in captivity from birth it may be difficult or impossible to release them, but some could be released with their mother if the mother could be retrained and her pod located. Tilikum is the exception to the rule as are a couple of other wild captive whales, but most die within 4 years of being captured. The only realistic prison to build for Orcas would be one in the ocean that covered at least a couple square miles or more so all of the whales could interact with one another in a more natural environment that wasn't made of concrete.

It would really be nice if we could ask the Orcas what they want instead of just assuming we arrogant humans know what is best for them.

GLOWIS s (29)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 6:16 pm
Done !!! thanks for the post and let us know.Everything for help.

Marvin Green (55)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 7:16 pm
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((FREEEEEEE WILLLLLY))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Jenny O (0)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 7:32 pm

Thank you - gladly signed!


Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday February 28, 2010, 8:18 pm
Noted, thanks.

Jonas Chone (2)
Monday March 1, 2010, 2:39 am
Nao se pode permimais este tipo de brincadeiras.

Lisa S (19)
Monday March 1, 2010, 5:08 am
thanks signed.

Ron M (52)
Monday March 1, 2010, 7:24 am
Noted and signed but I think greed will prevent this from happening for a while to come ohterwise we would not be signing this petition today. To brandmark Tilikum as the now new million dollar orca only because he appears to be the top breeder of all times to produce as much offspring as they can get to continue their criminal games. Captive born marine mammals suffer just as hard. To state that the animal has never experienced the oceans of the world and therefore does not know what it is missing is not only total deprivation of it's natural biological rights but also denying the animal what it needs in order to have a life it deserves to have just like any other species of the world.

At least, if nothing else, Tilikum has now managed to have provided a new name for these parks. From this day forward they shall be known as a true "killer" park, again!

It shall also be wishful thinking that parents will no longer take their kids to these parks as unfortunately the spectators are the true instigators that these circusses even exist. It has been proven many times over that wild animals such as orca's and dolphins alike doing tricks and treats are definitely not an exposure of how these marine mammals live in the wild, not even remotely close!

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Monday March 1, 2010, 8:11 am
Noted and Signed

Yu L (41)
Monday March 1, 2010, 10:58 am
signed some seconds ago

Gudrun D (447)
Monday March 1, 2010, 11:34 am
Signed #959 - and forwarded 2friends. Thanks Beatrice & Hazel.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 1, 2010, 12:35 pm
noted and signed

Jeanne M (84)
Monday March 1, 2010, 1:30 pm
Noted and signed.
Laws can - and should - be made to prevent these businesses from obtaining any new sea creatures. It is sadly too late for the ones who have been so long in captivity, but marine zoos really should be prevented from kidnapping any more from their habitat.

Sa R (51)
Tuesday March 2, 2010, 1:37 am
# 1,014:
1:27 am PST, Mar 2, S. R., Israel
Isn't it time to put human and animal lives in first priotity instead of making money by all (cruel) means???

Ana F (128)
Tuesday March 2, 2010, 4:00 am
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