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HELP SAVE THE INDONESIAN DOLPHINS - PLEASE TAKE ACTION


Animals  (tags: animals, dolphins, marine mammals, Indonesia, captive animals, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 2888 days ago - change.org
An Urgent Message from Ric O'Barry: "I need your help.Some officials in the Indonesian government are planning to bypass our efforts to help captive dolphins and destroy a rehab program for as many as 50 dolphins now held illegally in Indonesian aquariums



   

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. (0)
Friday July 29, 2011, 11:57 am
signed -thanks
 

Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:14 pm
thank you for the heads up; signed the petition and noted the article.
 

Akin Adelakun (21)
Friday July 29, 2011, 12:24 pm
noted
 

Regina P (63)
Friday July 29, 2011, 6:53 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

Andrea Nemec (213)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:13 am
Noted and signed on June 24, 2011! Thanks!
 

Road Wheeler (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:21 am
Signed!
 

Lisa Neste (202)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:21 am
Already signed!
 

Alicia V (181)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 12:31 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

Michela M (3964)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:13 pm
SIGNED already and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:18 pm
Signed, Thanks Yrna.
 

Gudrun D (447)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:24 pm
Signed & shared June 21, 2011 - thank you Yrna.
 

Kamila A (141)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:31 pm
thanks, and thanks Henriette for forwarding
 

Ruth McD (839)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 3:11 pm
So signed. Thanks Henriette.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 3:37 pm
Signed
Thanks Yrna
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 3:51 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Yrna and Henriette for this forward!
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:02 pm
Great post, signed with pleasure, Yrna. I love dolphins.
 

Joan for Peace (413)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:03 pm
signed and retweeted
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:14 pm
thanks
 

Joan W. (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:34 pm
just sign. its a sad day when in a country cant protect and save its most vunerable wildlife.
 

David C (75)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:43 pm
noted, signed.
 

linda b (186)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:10 pm
Signed thanks Yrna.
 

. (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:17 pm
Signed and emailed to my Change.org friends.
 

Toni C (508)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:19 pm
Noted and signed... thanks for the article, Yrna. Let's hope this will help the situation.
 

Marilyn M (145)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you for posting, Yrna.

I also revised the petition letter slightly and tried to forward it using the link provided. I got an error message that the recipient was not correct so I copied my revised letter and sent it through the Indonesian Embassy's Web site in Washington, DC. The following is my modified version of the letter:

The Most Honorable Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President

In October 2010, Earth Island Institute and the Jakarta Animal Aid Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Forestry Department to rehabilitate and release dolphins from a new center and sea pen built in Java’s Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia. The intent was to free dolphins that had been illegally captured and exploited by the aquarium industry. Once the dolphins’ muscles are strengthened and they are coached to feed themselves on live fish, they can be released into the waters of the Park, from which they were illegally poached.

Because of the influence of the dolphin capture industry in Indonesia, some government officials are now ignoring the Memorandum of Understanding and plan to allow the aquariums to dump the dolphins into the ocean without necessary rehabilitation. In addition, the aquariums intend to release only a token three out of dozens they are illegally keeping.

Without an adaptation period within a sea pen where they can build up their muscle strength and train to capture live fish again after spending over a year-and-a-half incarcerated within a tiny pool, the dolphins will not survive. They will undergo shock, disorientation and starvation.

The Jakarta Animal Aid Network with the support of Ric O’Barry and Earth Island has prepared all facilities, equipment, and expertise, and now it is up to the Indonesian Forestry Department to take the next agreed-upon step. Captive dolphins should be given to the Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Earth Island for rehabilitation and release.

To quote Mahatma Gandhi, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." The world is closely watching your country to see if it is a progressive, modern, compassionate nation or one which allows special interest industries to illegally exploit, abuse, and kill animals.

Sincerely,

(My full name and address here)











 

Brittany D (28)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:24 pm
signed
 

Miss Mae (19)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:42 pm
Ric O'Barry is an amazing man to spend his life assisting these intelligent, but defense creatures. Support him.
 

Kit H (173)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:30 pm
done.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:40 pm
Petition already signed in June, forwarded to new friends on our 2 accounts. Thanks Yrna
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:22 pm
Noted & signed with thanks
 

Ingrid A (524)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:32 pm
I signed and noted. Thank you Yrna.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:32 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:42 pm
noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:45 pm
Signed, noted, thanks.
 

Eternal G (734)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 8:45 pm
Action taken!
 

Shirley S (187)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:41 pm
Noted & signed
 

Randy Stein (19)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:23 pm
It's like for every happy story there is a story of cold-heartedness. Sigh. Sighed gladly.
 

Kim O (396)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 11:04 pm
Noted and already signed! Thanks Yrna!!
 

Genoveva M (328)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:28 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:39 am
Signed,thanks Yrna.
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:18 am
Noted
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:07 am
Noted with thanks Yrna! I hope I've signed...tried but not sure. Will try again.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:20 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:35 am
If we do not stand up for those who can not speak for themselves we can not call ourselves Human, because in order to call yourself Human you have to be Humane to ALL forms of life!!
 

Stelizan L (258)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 6:22 am
"destroy a rehab programme" - typical humandkind, no common sense brains or intelligence, never mind some respect for members of our animal kingdom!
 

caterina caligiuri (69)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:17 am
already signed tks
 

Angelika R (143)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:29 am
You signed this petition on Jun 24, 2011. - thanks Yrna.
 

Yrna M (196)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:59 am
Thank you so much guys for taking action, on behalf of the Indonesian Dolphins I truly appreciated. Please keep spreading this petition in any ways you could. Green Star to every one of you! Bless you ALL.
 

alicia m (97)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:15 am
noted, already signed, shared, gracias
 

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 12:53 pm
ok
 

Marian G (58)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:34 pm
signed
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:07 pm
Noted and signed.Thanks Henriette for the forward
 

Mary T (178)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:28 pm
Thanks Yrna, I have already signed and shared.
 

Ruth R (246)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:46 pm
Signed and noted.
 

. (1)
Monday August 1, 2011, 1:16 pm
Already signed. Thank you.
 

Barb K (1685)
Monday August 1, 2011, 1:31 pm
Signed and shared on FB. TY Yerna!!
 

SANDRA R (145)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:47 pm
Noted and already signed. Thank you Yrna.
 

Linda M (1715)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:20 pm
Thanks for all you do!
 

Lyne F (93)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:20 pm
Thank you Yrna!
 

jennifer t (41)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:27 pm
Signed and noted.Thanks
 

Elsie Au (259)
Monday August 1, 2011, 9:42 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Yrna for letting us know.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 7:36 am
Signed & noted.
 

Tracey E (87)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:46 am
signed, shared and tweeted!
 

Beth M (138)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:58 am
Already signed and shared on June 21.
 

Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 9:00 am
Signed.
 

Chris R (80)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 10:21 am
Thanks Yrna, noted and signed!~
 

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 1:56 pm
Noted, and gladly signed...
 

. (1)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:30 pm
Emails sent, noted with thanks
Noted and signed.Thanks Henriette for the forward
 

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 9:31 pm
Done! Thank you Yrna and Tracey for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 3:50 am
Signed, noted, thanks.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 5:33 am
Thank you Yrna...

"You signed this petition on Aug 03, 2011".
 

Scarlett Z (68)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 3:11 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Yrna!
 

desanka s (416)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 4:12 pm
Already signed. Thank you Yrna and Tracey for forward.
 

Trequl M (170)
Monday August 8, 2011, 10:53 am
Signed with noted.
 

Ira M (211)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:27 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Cheree M (46)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:43 pm
Noted & Signed.
You signed this petition on Aug 12, 2011
 

Elizabeth B (116)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:28 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 11:00 am
signed 6/21, tu
 

Maria S (95)
Friday August 19, 2011, 2:16 pm
Sadly noted and signed.
 

Jane Parker (70)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 11:35 pm
Signed
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 6:36 pm
Noted, shared. Thanks Yrna. Thanks for sharing, Maria.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 6:38 pm
signed in june
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 1:44 am
Signed last 6/21.Thanks Yrna for posting
 

Emily Drew (88)
Friday September 16, 2011, 9:39 pm
Noted and signed on july 6th thank you!
 

Svetlana B (21)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 2:30 pm
Signed and noted
 

Süheyla C (234)
Monday December 19, 2011, 7:44 pm
signed, noted
 
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