Protect Dolphins from Cruel Tank Cleaning

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Marine Mammal Commission

Routine cleaning of dolphin tanks involves dropping the water level, scrubbing the walls, andhosing down the tank. Draining the tanks often forces the dolpins to lie on concrete while workers clean the algea off the walls.

Cove star Ric O'Barry says, " It goes on at all of the 51 dolphin abusement parks in Japan at least once a month—sometimes twice a month in the summer." He adds, "This goes on here in the USA, in Europe, and everywhere else dolphins are held in tanks."

SOURCE and Additional Petition: http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/22/heartbreaking-images-dolphins-lying-drained-aquarium-tank-routine-says-ric-o?cmpid=tp-ad-outbrain-general

We ask Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Marine Mammal Commission to help change the policy on the way dolphin tanks are "routinely" cleaned and to stop the cruel deprivation of basic cetacean rights. Nowhere in nature, would a dolphin choose to lay on a bare floor.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums
President and CEO Jim Maddy
8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
Phone: 301-562-0777
Fax: 301-562-0888
Contact: http://www.aza.org/form.aspx?ekfrm=109
Marine Mammal Commission
4340 East-West Highway, Suite 700
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-504-0087
FAX: 301-504-0099
Email: mmc@mmc.gov

Routine cleaning of dolphin tanks involves dropping the water level, scrubbing the walls, andhosing down the tank. Draining the tanks often forces the dolpins to lie on concrete while workers clean the algea off the walls.


Cove star Ric O'Barry says, " It goes on at all of the 51 dolphin abusement parks in Japan at least once a month—sometimes twice a month in the summer." He adds, "This goes on here in the USA, in Europe, and everywhere else dolphins are held in tanks."


SOURCE and Additional Petition: http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/22/heartbreaking-images-dolphins-lying-drained-aquarium-tank-routine-says-ric-o?cmpid=tp-ad-outbrain-general


We ask Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Marine Mammal Commission to help change the policy on the way dolphin tanks are "routinely" cleaned and to stop the cruel deprivation of basic cetacean rights. Nowhere in nature, would a dolphin choose to lay on a bare floor.

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