A huge LIVE DOLPHIN SHOW is being created for the first time in Pakistan.
A 4000 seat arena has been proposed as dolphins are scheduled to be exploited from October 1, 2012.
The IWC (international Whaling Commission) has only recently wound down their annual meeting, with strong agendas for small cetaceans (dolphins, whales & poiposes) and committees proposing ACTION to prevent further demise and likely extinction of several precious creatures.
This is potentially a big chance to be encouraged!
(see articles like this for more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18754610)
Surely the Pakistan government and those targeted in this petition have reserached more than just the monetory bottom line!!
The true bottom line for any dolphin captured or purchased for exhibition is MISERY!
Most people who are involved with animal and habitat preservation, whether formally or by interest are aware of the OBSCENE number of dolphins that live short and miserable lives, dying unnaturally while in captivity.
All too many dolphins have been recorded to seemingly choose to take one last breath, swim beneath the surface, and not come back up... they CHOOSE to die rather than live in a swimming pool!
What more must they put up with?
Aside from the:
many whaling nations;
the bycatch casualties;
the drive fishing;
the deliberate and calculated harm done to small cetaceans;
not to mention the various oil company DISASTERS
there are also hotels renowned for the number of deaths, there are marine sanctuaries being butchered, there are marine aquariums with horrendous reputations... GLOBALLY!
Why? Because corporations, whether large or small, governments and greedy individuals will CHOOSE to PROFIT now and give little care to the consequences of their actions.
BUT, these corporations, governments and individuals don't usually bother unless there is a perceived NEED.
Every single person helps to create that need:
the moment they buy a ticket to view a dolphin show,
the second they CHOOSE to say nothing;
and during the blink of the eye, when they decide that it doesn't matter, or it is not 'their' problem
Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Ghazafar Hussain, this is NOT the best way to offer your people 'joy and fun' as you have suggested!!
Mustafa Kamal CEO TBI, this is NOT a 'new form of entertainment' and surely there are better ways to "provide diversity from routine life will also be a great opportunity of learning obedience, grace, agility and softness of dolphins"
PLEASE JOIN BY SIGNING THIS PETITION and
Help to PROVE that it DOES MATTER!!
Help to PROVE that YOU CARE!!
PLEASE help to PROVE that YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SAY SOMETHING!
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