Are you a Washington State resident? Please help keep whales and dolphins out of captivity. Young people who do not want to see whales and dolphins in captivity are encouraged to call when their parents do.
Washington State Legislature House Bill 2115 would prohibit captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoise for entertainment and exploitation. It is under attack and being blocked from leaving the Rules Committee which decides if a bill will proceed to debate and vote by the full Washington State House of Representatives.
How to help:
a) If your Representative is on the Rules Committee, call their office or email them.
b) If your Representative is not on the Rules Committee, call them. If you need to find who your Representatives are in Washington State, go here.
Reps need to hear from you before Wednesay, March 11th. Time is of the essence.
September 1st marks the beginning of the dolphin drive hunting season in Taiji, Japan. Every year, thousands of dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji, by a small group of fishermen. For too long, they’d kept this information from the Japanese public and the rest of the world. The Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove, brought the horrors to light a few years ago.
This year, more than 16,000 people are joining 117 events all over the world to raise awareness and show the Japanese government that we will no longer condone this abuse on our friends of the sea.
Seattle is holding an event too–please join us!
When: Friday, September 6th
Where: 11:30 am at West Lake Plaza (we’ll march to the Seattle General Consulate of Japan at 601 Union Street at noon)
If you can spare a bit of time, come on down to West Lake Plaza! There’s no better way to spend your lunch hour.
Please bring your posters, banners, and your voice. This is a peaceful, non-racist protest and racism and vandalism are not welcome at this event.
You can get more info on the Dolphin Day Facebook page.