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HOW YOU CAN HELP CAPTIVE CETACEANS
Dolphinariums put out so much misinformation to portray captivity in their favor. Check out our Dolphinarium FAQ so you can speak up against some common misconceptions the public has been led to believe about captive dolphins.
1. SIGN OUR PETITION
We're asking tour companies and advertisers in Hawaii to stop
promoting these captive dolphin facilities to visitors!
2. LEAVE A POST ON TRIP ADVISOR.
It really helps deter potential visitors because a lot of these places get the majority of their business from tourism. Many people read those reviews before deciding on what attractions to visit and seeing the truth behind these dolphinariums before they book a Swim With Dolphins program is vital!
3. SPREAD THE WORD.
Take to social media! We're stronger in numbers. We have a bunch of posts on our social media about our local captive dolphin companies Sea Life Park and Dolphin Quest. Feel free to share any of them to your friends, family, and followers. Even go through their hashtags (#sealifepark, #sealifeparkhawaii, #dolphinquest) and ask their customers if they are aware that Sea Life Park has had 139 cetaceans die under their care since opening or that although Dolphin Quest advertises as a "wildlife sanctuary," not a single one of their dolphins was rescued.
4. BE READY.
As legislative seasons comes up, keep an eye on our page or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on when/how to submit public testimony in support of our plans to ban captive cetacean breeding in the Hawaiian Islands and phase out captivity.
5. JOIN A PROTEST
And meet people who care about dolphins just like you! Our friends at Empty The Tanks host events all over the world! Check them out by clicking their logo!
6. STAY UPDATED
Keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates on wild captures and call-to-actions. We also recommend following Dolphin Project for daily updates on the Taiji drive fishery, a fishery targeting wild dolphins around Taiji, Japan for slaughter and sale, and Save Dolphins for updates on Russia's ongoing beluga whale and orca wild captures!
You can also call:
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon: 251-981-6810
Orange Beach City Council: 251-981-6979
Ecuador is considering putting in a dolphinarium to use captive dolphins for profit and entertainment. While permits have been denied, meetings our still taking place with the mayor of the area intended for the dolphinarium, and we need your help telling the government we do not want captive dolphins in Ecuador!