OCEAN ACTION OF THE WEEK

HOW TO HELP

Support Hawaii's anti-shark fishing bills by signing this petition!

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do previous ocean actions!

OCEAN ACTION OF THE WEEK

Help WildlifeVOICE and Shark Allies ban the trade and sale of shark fins in the state of Florida.

HOW TO HELP

Sign on in support of shark fin legislation by adding your name to the petition on Shark Allies! You can also find pre-made social cards that are free to use to help spread the word and encourage your friend and folllowers to sign on, too!

OCEAN ACTION OF THE WEEK

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Help Save Dolphins and Free Russian Whales pressure the Russian government to release the orcas and belugas who were captured in the summer of 2018. These animals are being held captive in extreme temperatures and conditions. They are fighting for their lives. Speak up for them before it's too late!

HOW TO HELP

MORE ABOUT THIS ISSUE

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  • These orcas and belugas were captured under the guise of wanting them for cultural and educational purposes in the summer of 2018 with the real intention of being sold to a dolphinariums, most likely in China.

  • Recently, a 2019 capture proposal was thankfully denied, due to this summer's capture.

  • An investigation is currently underway to determine what to do with the belugas and orcas already captured. The investigation has been going on for fourth months and has been traded off to different departments throughout the government, wasting much needed time.

  • One of the orcas, Kirill, who is estimated to be only a year old is in critical condition. He floats motionless, breathing heavily and showing signs of frostbite. During a recent inspection (Jan. 30th), an orca was photographed floating belly up, it is believed to be Kirill.

  • The animals are freezing in the harsh winter conditions, unable to migrate, and are running out of time.

  • There are currently 11 orcas and 87 belugas being held in the facility dubbed the "Whale Jail." 15 of the belugas are unweaned calves.

  • During a recent inspection, skin samples and exhalations presented "a very low level of immunoreactivity- protei, staphylococcus, candida and other opportunistic microorganisms were found in samples," Tatiana Denisenko, a PhD microbiologist and veterinarian said. "The skin of all eleven killer whales is thickly seeded with bacteria." Although the whales are being held in sea pens with sea water, the water is stagnant, thus allowing for bacteria to accumulate. 

comment on these politicians' posts and ask them to intervene
  • Prosecutor General’s Office- @genprocrf 

  • The investigation committee- @sledcom_rf

  • Governor of the Primorsky Territory,

Oleg Kozhemyako- @kozhemiako.oleg

FOLLOW SAVE DOLPHINS AND FREE RUSSIAN WHALES FOR MORE UPDATES AND CALL TO ACTION'S
SEND A POLITE E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING POLITICIANS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO HELP FREE THESE CAPTURED ANIMALS and to take action as soon as possible
THE INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CURRENT INVESTIGATION

opgd@27.sledcom.ru

smi@27.sledcom.ru

MORE IMPORTANT POLITICIANS
(THE FEDERAL SERVICE FOR SUPERVISION OF USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND GENERAL PROSECUTOR'S OFFICES)

delo@rpn.gov.ru

info@gprfdfo.ru

otdel9_3@genproc.gov.ru

MORE WAYS TO HELP:
SAY no TO captive
dolphins in ecuador!

Ecuador is considering putting in a dolphinarium to use captive dolphins for profit and entertainment. While permits have been denied, meetings are 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!