We have been granted permission to commence Judicial Review proceedings on this issue. Please do the dolphins a huge favour and let's get out 100,000 signatures! Thank you!!!
Update #1 November 19, 2013
We now have almost 69,000 signatures on our petition. Thank you all!
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Thanks again, Sam & Sonya
About this Petition
We want to put an end to the exploitation of this species. Our objection is based upon the premise that captive marine mammal facilities are out-dated, inhumane, and anti conservationist in practice.
The building of two new marine mammal facilities has been preliminarily approved in The Bahamas. Neither of these projects was made public. This is wrong for The Bahamas, and wrong for the international health of dolphin populations worldwide.
It is critical that we express our objection to these facilities and any future marine mammal facilities in The Bahamas. Please sign the petition today.
Dear Minister Gray,
We, the undersigned, appeal to you, the Minister responsible for Marine Mammal issues in The Bahamas to put an end to the exploitation of dolphins and deny approval for the Blackbeards Cay and Grand Bahama Marine Mammal entertainment zoos.
Neither facility was made public, nor was any public consultation invited. We feel very strongly, that this is wrong for The Bahamas, and wrong for the international health of dolphin populations worldwide.
We write to express our unequivocal objection to these facilities and to any future marine mammal facilities being created in the Bahamas. Our objection is based upon the premise that captive marine mammal facilities are out dated, inhumane, and anti conservationist in practice.
We seek governmental support in preventing any future dolphin facilities in The Bahamas.
In conclusion we appeal to you to enact legislation that:
- prohibits the opening of any additional marine mammal facility in The Bahamas
- prohibits any live marine mammal captures in our waters
- prohibits all marine mammal facility breeding programs going forward
- prohibits any future imports or exports of marine mammals to The Bahamas
- looks to a tiered closure of all marine mammal facilities in The Bahamas with a plan to house retired dolphins in a sanctuary funded by the very industry that has benefitted from their enslavement for decades.
Sincerely, [Your Name]
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