START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Animals Petition: Tell National Geographic Not To Glorify Bluefin Tuna Fishing. SIGN NOW!


Animals  (tags: abuse, abused, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, oceans, marine life, tunas, sadness, suffering, TV, documentaries, fishing, wildlife, death, cruelty, crime, endangered, environment )

Jim
- 929 days ago - forcechange.com
The National Geographic Channel is premiering 'Wicked Tuna' this weekend, a show that glorifies bluefin tuna fishing. For an organization that projects an image of education and conservation of nature, glorifying the hunt of an animal on the brink of exti



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Kay M. (351)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:11 am
done
 

Ge M. (218)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:21 am
Done. Tuna and other predators at the top of the ecosystem, are being killed at a tremendous rate leaving their prey, such as jellyfish, to increase dramatically. This slaughter must stop. One of the main reasons is for Japanese sushi! The Japanese have refused to agree to a moratorium for tuna fishing to allow their numbers to recover. Not only is this extremely short sighted it is extremely selfish as it removes food availibility for the poorer countries.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists perhaps is closer to the truth that the makers realised or did realise and wanted to put that concept out there. The Chinese pay premium prices to eat endangered species, perhaps it is that which the Japanese latch onto together with the danger of eating an extremely poisonous fish
.
 

Rich Blue (72)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:37 am
noted and signed...
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:46 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you Jim.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:50 am
Aren't the bluefin tuna practically extinct from over-fishing? Why on earth would they glorify something like that? Seems to me, they should be glorifying the concept of "no-fishing" to allow the tuna population time to increase.
Thanks again Jim--noted and signed
 

Alison A. (237)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:03 am
Signed and noted, thanks Jim.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:31 am
S&N
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:34 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Sofia Loverdou (117)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:39 am
signed
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:54 am
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:13 am
Signed.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:24 am
Noted and signed.
 

. (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:24 am
Signed.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:25 am
Signed
 

LaurenSICK Kozen (159)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted & Signed.
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:44 am
noted and signed.
 

Lana Ravensky (105)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:03 pm
sogned
 

Kim O. (398)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:11 pm
Signed for the tuna! Thanks Jim
 

Regina P. (79)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:59 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

Mael van der Vliet (25)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:16 pm
Noted and signed , thank you ! :)
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:45 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Carmen S. (612)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:55 pm
thanks Jim
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 2:14 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Jim.
 

Sandra D. (7)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:11 pm
PLEASE RESPECT OUR WORLD
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:51 pm
2x, TU Jim
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:56 pm
Noted and signed
 

LMj Sunshine (134)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:58 pm
done, thank you
 

Patricia Long (1)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 4:09 pm
Noted, and signed, thanks.
 

Erin R. (171)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 4:28 pm
signed
 

Fran F. (114)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:06 pm
Signed, commented and shared, thank you Jim. The title "Wicked Tuna" really jazzes up the topic, suggesting that it's cool to eat a severely endangered fish. National Geographic would no doubt avoid putting a positive spin on hunting tigers or polar bears. Maybe they think they need to dumb the topic down for their viewers.
 

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:13 pm
noted and signed.
 

Vicki P. (124)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:13 pm
Signed with thanks
 

Shirley S. (175)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 5:21 pm
Done
 

Mike H. (230)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:18 pm
Signed
 

Sandi C. (234)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:37 pm
noted!
 

naomi cohen (42)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 7:23 pm
the only beings that need to eat fish are the animals. numerous species rely on fish to live. we do not. national geographic is a farce. i stopped reading their magazine years ago. they, too, just want to fill their pockets.
 

Nimue Pendragon (255)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 8:12 pm
S&N
 

Gary A L. (135)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:32 pm
signed and noted
 

Ravi K. (249)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:16 pm
Done
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (227)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 10:53 pm
Signed!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:30 am
Noted and signed.
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:23 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:26 am
Signed!
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:48 am
S+N
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:54 am
noted
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Monday April 9, 2012, 2:56 am
Signed thanks Jim...
 

Joe R. (191)
Monday April 9, 2012, 3:57 am
Signed and noted.
 

Dawn Harvey (23)
Monday April 9, 2012, 4:32 am
signed
 

Lisa Neste (705)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:14 am
Signed, thanks Jim.
 

Terrie Williams (774)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:22 am
Signed, noted and posted to FB. Hey, NatGeo.....this is a THREATENED species and you make a (non) "reality" show out of catching and killing them.......great work.....NOT.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:39 am
signed
 

Kimberly B. (120)
Monday April 9, 2012, 7:45 am
Signed & noted, thank you Jim.
 

nicole silva (12)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:07 am
signed
 

Ana R (220)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:43 am
Done.
Thank you!
 

Ms Noting Commentator (22)
Monday April 9, 2012, 8:57 am
I signed. And … I have been boycotting canned tuna fish ever since it became a Daily Action on Care2 awhile back. Thank you for forwarding this petition. I have already signed some other Bluefin Tuna petitions during the last four months!
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:53 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 10:26 am
Noted and signed.
 

Jason Green (235)
Monday April 9, 2012, 10:41 am
signed thank you Jim
 

Sofia Natsis (8)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:56 pm
Noted and signed thanks.
 

Trudy Killa (125)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 10:33 am
When I first saw the advertising for this new show "Wicked Tuna" sponsored by Nat Geo I was astounded that they would put this on given what we know about the blue fin tuna & it being endangered. It is so irresponsible for them to do this in the name of a show & to attract those who have no idea of how devastating this will be to the enviroment. It is for pure greed- not just for those participating but for what I thought was a well respected organization,m interesting in preserving the enviroment, not a promotion to over fish areas & decimate populations. I have definately signed this & forwarded. Shame on Nat Geo.
 

Sindy C. (45)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:17 pm
Signed and noted. I can't believe National Geographic can be so callous and ignorant.
Thanks for sharing.
sindy
http://elephantsinthailand.org/
 

Vivien Green (150)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:52 am
Signed.
 

Gabriela C. (103)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:14 pm
Done, thanks Jim!
 

Bob P. (427)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 9:23 am
thanks
 

Elsie Au (266)
Friday April 13, 2012, 2:18 am
I stopped eating tuna (and yes, no tuna for my cats as well) many years ago after learning that it is a endangered species. It should be "Wicked Netional Geographic" instead of "Wicked tuna".
 

Nancy C. (797)
Friday April 13, 2012, 6:38 pm
Jeez. Who can we rely on to sacrifice greed over mother earth???
 

Kathy P. (402)
Friday April 13, 2012, 10:03 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you Jim
 

Anna L. (81)
Monday April 16, 2012, 2:11 am
Noted.
 

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Monday April 16, 2012, 4:19 am
Signed, noted & shared.
 

David N. (19)
Monday April 16, 2012, 2:46 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:59 pm
signed
 

Emma S. (227)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:27 am
Belatedly done. Thanks, Jim.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.