FedEx: Stop transporting live marine mammals for the entertainment industry
  • Petitioning Frederick Smith, CEO; Sandra Munoz, Manager Crisis Communications & Operations Media Relations

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Frederick Smith, CEO; Sandra Munoz, Manager Crisis Communications & Operations Media Relations

FedEx: Stop transporting live marine mammals for the entertainment industry

    1. Lynn Wilbur
    2. Petition by

      Lynn Wilbur

      Sitka, AK

Currently, there is growing opposition to the capture of cetaceans for the private and entertainment industry and the slaughter of entire family units of cetaceans. It is becoming clear that the demand for live cetaceans in the entertainment industry is the driving force behind the roundup and slaughter of thousands of bottlenose, spotted, Rissos, and Pacific white sided dolphins, pilot whales, and other cetaceans in Taiji, Japan. Crucial to this growing industry is the mechanism of transport of captured cetaceans, and FedEx is one of the largest worldwide couriers that we believe may be party to this industry. A phone call in 2011 to the FedEx corporate office in Tennessee and follow up letter to Sandra Munoz, the FedEx public relations representative, failed to shed any light on FedEx's policy on the transport of marine mammals to the entertainment industry or to private ownership, and in fact the caller was told that FedEx was “wary of people who call and complain about the transport of marine mammals to places like Seaworld”. While we appreciate the caution that FedEx claims to exercise when transporting live marine mammals, and it is without a doubt that FedEx's services are invaluable to marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation centers, we are concerned that FedEx is transporting cetaceans captured during the annual dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan, to entertainment parks, swim with programs, and to private owners. We are asking FedEx to cease transporting cetaceans captured from the Taiji drives, we are asking FedEx to cease transporting live marine mammals to the entertainment industry and to private owners, and we are asking FedEx to develop a policy whereby FedEx will only transport rescued marine mammals to certified rescue centers whose purpose is for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

 

Actualmente, hay una creciente oposición a la captura de cetáceos para el sector privado y la industria del entretenimiento y el sacrificio de toda unidades familiares de cetáceos. Resulta claro que la demanda de cetáceos directo en la industria del entretenimiento es la fuerza impulsora detrás del rodeo y el sacrificio de miles de mulares, manchado, Rissos y delfines del Pacífico de cara blancas, calderones y otros cetáceos en Taiji, Japón. Crucial para esta creciente industria es el mecanismo de transporte de cetáceos capturados, y FedEx es uno de los más grandes mensajeros en todo el mundo que creemos puede ser parte de esta industria. Una llamada telefónica en 2011 a la FedEx corporate office en Tennessee y seguimiento de carta a Sandra Muñoz, el representante de relaciones públicas de FedEx, ha podido arrojar alguna luz sobre la política de FedEx en el transporte de mamíferos marinos para la industria del entretenimiento o a la propiedad privada, y de hecho fue la llamada dijo que FedEx fue "desconfiar de las personas que llaman y quejan sobre el transporte de mamíferos marinos a lugares como Seaworld". Si bien apreciamos la precaución que FedEx pretende ejercer cuando transporte de mamíferos marinos vivos y es, sin duda, los servicios de FedEx es invaluables para centros de rescate y rehabilitación de mamíferos marinos, nos preocupa que FedEx está transportando cetáceos capturados durante la campaña anual de delfines en Taiji, Japón, a parques de diversiones, nadar con programas y a los propietarios privados. Pedimos FedEx Cesar transporte cetáceos capturados en las unidades de Taiji, pedimos FedEx Cesar transporte vivos mamíferos marinos, a la industria del entretenimiento y a los propietarios privados, y pedimos a FedEx para desarrollar una política según la cual FedEx será sólo transporte rescatado de mamíferos marinos a los centros de rescate certificado cuya finalidad es la rehabilitación y suelte nuevamente en estado salvaje.      

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      Lynn Wilbur
      Petition Organizer

      As many of you know, I have extended my petition deadline due to the fact that it has received nearly 2000 signatures. When I deliver the petition, I would like to have the largest possible impact in order to get FedEx's attention. Therefore I am seeking help from any signers that live in or near Memphis, Tennessee, the headquarters of FedEx relations manager Sandra Munoz, or from anyone who works at the Albany Journal in Southwest Georgia (please follow link at http://thealbanyjournal.com/2010/04/fired-workers-%E2%80%98sex-violence-drugs%E2%80%99-at-fedex/) or any other newspaper that serves the area around Memphis. Please contact me at kalei.lw@gmail.com, thank you so much!

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      Lynn Wilbur
      Petition Organizer

      I want to thank all of you for signing this petition. We still have a long way to our goal of 1500 signatures, so would you kindly pass this petition on to your friends, family, and facebook page if you haven't already? Thank you so much for your support!

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    • Kerry Gilbert YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      There is no justification for the capture of these highly intelligent creatures, they are not ours to steal and imprison. All decent human beings must realise how abhorrent this is.

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    • Cheryl Reddin BRANDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      Captivity needs to stop.

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    • Kristin Bray APOLLO BEACH, FL
      • 4 days ago

      Stop shipping these mammals to their death...or captivity

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    • Elise DAMOUR FRANCE
      • 8 days ago

      Inacceptable

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    • Isabelle FRANÇOIS PEROLS, FRANCE
      • 8 days ago

      To stop dolphin's and whale's trafic for money, they are not toys, to preserve our nature, seas and oceans. Thank you.

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