By Kirsten Massebeau
Now more than ever SeaWorld is under scrutiny for bad behavior. They have been found negligent in the death of Dawn Brancheau, and continue to be exposed as exploiters and abusers of dolphins and small whales. Most recently, “Death at Sea World“, a book by David Kirby, “Blackfish” the recently released documentary by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and the academy award winning film, The Cove reveal how terribly dolphins suffer at the hands of SeaWorld, making huge profits for the Blackstone Corporation.
The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade has become a family tradition that is meant to represent all the good things in life and that includes honesty, kindness, loyalty, all components of a good character the one thing SeaWorld seems to lack as is evidenced by their treatment of people, orcas, and all the dolphins and small whales they use to put on shows for their entertainment parks worldwide. In addition, SeaWorld’s total lack of regard for human safety continues putting the lives of trainers at risk of death or injury from working closely with the many “Shamus” of the SeaWorld collection.
Join Us Worldwide for a Tweetstorm Asking Macy’s to Say No To SeaWorld! Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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By Kirsten Massebeau
The dark twists and turns of the trade of blood dolphins continues to bloody the waters of the captive industry. Recently a soon to be opened dolphinarium in Souq Waqif, Qatar called Dolphin Discovery & Research announced that they were to be sponsored by National Geographic: “Good morning people, Qatar is a proud to be a sponsored National Geographic!”. Following the publication of blogger Elizabeth Batt’s article, “Op-Ed: Is Nat Geo sponsoring a company that purchases Taiji dolphins?”. National Geographic quickly came forward and denounced Dolphin Discovery & Research’s claim as a lie and accusing them of using the Nat Geo logo without their permission.
Unbeknownst to dolphin activists Kareem Magrhaby who now claims to be ex-executive director for Dolphin Discovery & Research, a subsidiary of Nero, or Nerum LLC can also be called the poster boy for ABC Animal Training a facility working with the International Marine Animals Trainers Association (IMATA).
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) responsible for certifying dolphin trainers worldwide inundate their trainers well with propaganda in an attempt to remove complicity with drive fisheries.
Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research stand behind the myth that they are “rescuing” dolphins driven onto the bloody shores of The Cove for selection and slaughter.
Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research in support of the Taiji Dolphin drive screen shot Facebook provided by Sharon Kelly
Elizabeth Batt dispels this myth in her article,Op-Ed: Bad PR and lies for new Qatar dolphin facility
” In an article written Sept. 2, by Courtney Vail of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Vail explained, “The high prices paid for live bottlenose dolphins are a powerful incentive to continue these hunts in Taiji.”
Although bottlenose dolphins may be spared slaughter for just the month of September through an official agreement brokered by WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and JAZA (Japan Association of Zoos and Aquaria) which seeks to distance the captivity industry from the actual killing in the cove, this ‘dolphin management protocol’ does nothing to address the continued collusion of the captivity industry in underwriting the slaughters that occur in Taiji.
Dolphins die slowly and painfully in Taiji as can be seen in this video secretly taken by Dieter Hagmann. While IMATA and Qatar Dolphin Discovery and Research have no problem with drive fisheries scientists and caring people worldwide do:
“These are not domesticated animals; they are wild dolphins that are captured within their social groups, mother and young, and slaughtered using a technique that actually prolongs death, pain and suffering. The herding procedures themselves are inhumane and may include forced submersion as the dolphins are dragged by their tails to shore to be killed”.
Join us for the #Tweetstorm September 25, 2013 as we put the focus where it belongs on the captive industry!
TWEETSTORM on September 25th to tell Qatar Dolphin Discovery & Research www.facebook.com/QatarDolphinDiscovery (link is not visible in USA) that dolphin slaughter is not acceptable and we will not stop until the slaughter and taking of dolphins into captivity stops!
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What is a Tweetstorm? (translated in many languages on the bottom!)