Part II - Letters Urgently Needed to Save Dolphins
- Part II - Letters Urgently Needed to Save Dolphins
Refer to Part I Alert #3460 at:
STOP THE SOLOMON ISLANDS DOLPHIN DEBACLE - Sample Letter to 6 Addressees
Sample Letter prepared by Brenda Schoss of Kinship Circle.
Please send a letter to the sponsor of PARQUE NIZUC at Solomans Island (with a copy to Parque Nizuc) to ask them to spare the dolphins from lifetime incarceration. Remember to add your name, address and country and PLEASE CHANGE some of the words.
Email: ri@... (telmex.com)
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
(no email available)
enter comments online at: http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/ContactUs.jsp
Dos Equis Beer
enter comments at:
(note: you will have to cut and paste address into a single line in your browser)
email: info@... (parquenizuc.com)
Ladies & Gentlemen:
I understand that your reputable firm serves as a sponsor for Parque
Nizuc, a "swim-the-the-dolphins" attraction in Cancun, Mexico. I
write as a conscientious consumer to ask that you cease support for
this aquatic park recently implicated in the illegal export/import of
wild-caught dolphins from the Solomon Islands, north of Australia.
Despite reports from Parque Nizuc that all 33 dolphins flown to
Cancun are thriving, five remain unaccounted for. Witnesses observed
the removal of at least two carcasses, while surviving dolphins were
seen floating near the surface of shallow waters, refusing to eat.
For their journey half way around the world, the dolphins dangled
from slings inside dingy metal boxes with little or no water. They
now subsist in a wire-mesh prison where the hot sun glares upon their
Please do not risk credibility and consumer confidence by aligning
your good name with Parque Nizuc. In addition to obvious animal
welfare concerns, legal issues are at stake. The illicit capture of
roughly 200 dolphins off the Solomon Islands occurred with no
environmental impact assessment. Mexican authorities denied the
Australian government's request to block the dolphins' flight to
Last March local island authorities proposed a ban on export licenses
due to the lack of data on the wild dolphin population. At the very
least, overseas companies are required to obtain a provincial
business license. Verified documentation confirms that the
Guadalcanal Provincial government (which oversees Honiara, the site
where most dolphins were caught) neither approved the capture/export
of dolphins to Mexico nor granted this license.
The import of these dolphins violates CITES law instituted to inhibit
the abduction of animals from the wild. Conservation and animal
welfare organizations worldwide are gravely concerned about the
plight of dolphins imported to Parque Nizuc, as well as the remaining
Solomon Islands' dolphins.
I am not comfortable purchasing products or services from a company
that sponsors Parque Nizuc or any other attractions that sacrifice
the animals' well being to generate revenue. I look forward to your
feedback on this serious matter.