FW: Request for assistance from British West Indies
- This will no doubt be of interest/concern to many of you.
Environmental Awareness Group
PO Box 2103
Tel: (268) 462 6236
Fax: (268) 463 7740
From: Carlson, Carole [mailto:CCarlson@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 11:41 PM
To: Jane Tipson; Karen Eckhart; Michele Fullford;
Subject: FW: Request for assistance from British West Indies
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ferguson-Mitchell, Jennifer
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 6:11 PM
> To: Milburn, Cindy; Brimley, Rebecca; Steuer, Karen; Scarth, Sarah;
> Carlson, Carole
> Cc: Info
> Subject: Request for assistance from British West Indies
> Hi All,
> Not sure who this should be directed to.
> I have received a call from a group of people trying to put a stop to the
> large-scale trapping and relocating of dolphins for tourist shows in the
> British West Indies and British Virgin Islands.
> Contact: Birgitte Beyer, tel: 1-264-497-4484, Anguilla, BWI or Graham
> Crabtree at cegltd@... or info@..., or Amando -- local
> environmentalist in Tortola tel: 284-494-3640 or email: amando@...
> Situation: Dolphins are being captured in Venezuela, then kept in a pen in
> Marguerita. They are then flown ot Prospect Reef in Tortola and to
> Anguilla and Antigua where facilities are being constructed to create
> dolphin tourist attractions in the lagoons. Supposedly the reefs are being
> blasted to create these artificial dolphin lagoons. Those against this
> feel that the SPAW protocol (which IFAW helped create) makes this
> Who: supposedly, the ex-Chief Minister of BVI, Cyril Romley has used his
> weight to allow this to take place. The owners of the dolphin lagoon in
> Anguilla are Pam Pike and Dr. Graham Simpson -- supposedly neither have
> experience with dolphins.
> They are urgently looking for support to stop this. Not sure if IFAW gets
> involved with these cases, but I did promise to forward the info on.
> Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
> Manager, Communications
> IFAW -- International Fund for Animal Welfare
> International Headquarters -- Public Affairs
> 38 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
> Tel: (508) 744-2076; Fax: (508) 744-2079; Cell: (508) 737-1584
> visit our website at http://www.ifaw.org ! and check out our anti-whaling
> campaign at http://www.stopwhalingnow.com !