HELP SAVE THE INDONESIAN DOLPHINS
  • Petitioned Dr. Ing H. Fauzi Bowo

This petition was delivered to:

Governor of Jakarta
Dr. Ing H. Fauzi Bowo
President of the Republic of Indonesia
The Hon. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President

HELP SAVE THE INDONESIAN DOLPHINS

    1. Barbara Napoles
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Napoles

      Miami, United States

An Urgent Message from Ric O’Barry:

"I need your help.  Some officials in the Indonesian government are planning to bypass our efforts to help captive dolphins and destroy a rehab program for as many as 50 dolphins now held illegally in Indonesian aquariums.  These few government agents plans to dump captive dolphins directly in the ocean, which may well kill or harm them, without any rehabilitation.

Earth Island Institute and our friends the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2010 with the Indonesian Forestry Department to rehabilitate and release dolphins from a new center and sea pen built in Java’s Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia.  The intent was to free dolphins that have been illegally captured and exploited by the aquarium industry.  Once the dolphins are coached to feed themselves on live fish, they can be released into the waters of the Park, from which they were likely poached.

But our efforts are being betrayed due to the influence of the dolphin capture industry in Indonesia.  Some government officials are now ignoring our MOU and plan to allow these aquariums to literally dump the dolphins back into the ocean without rehabbing them.  Furthermore, they plan to release only 3 out of dozens of dolphins kept illegally, just for the show of it."

PLEASE HELP RIC O'BARRY - MAKE A CALL TO:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Tel (202) 775 5200

Fax (202) 775 5365

Please copy and paste the letter below to this link.

Contact E-mail Form: http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/contactform/contact-form.php

Recent signatures

    News

    1. As Ministry Dolphin Release Stalls, JAAN Fury Surfaces

      Barbara Napoles
      Petition Organizer

      Please keep signing and sharing this. Talks about the dump/release have stalled. The commitment, which was signed in October 2010, was to involve a joint effort by the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, the Forestry Ministry and the Earth Island Institute.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Thank you to all that have signed this petition

      Barbara Napoles
      Petition Organizer

      We still need more signatures, please help by sharing and speaking to friends about what the Indonesian government is planning to do. Thank you once again.

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • suzy mitchell-milheiras LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Please show compassion to these captive animals and allow the rehabilitation they need to give them a chance in the wild.

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    • Maurice Friedman MESA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Dolphins are a necessary part of a healthy ocean. AND all living Beings have a RIGHT to live. Please help save them, this helps save US.

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    • s karg ZOETERMEER, NETHERLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Can't people see the suffering? hurting us, humans

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    • Allan Tan SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • over 2 years ago

      They belong to the wild, not in the tanks...

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    • Stephen Laughter JARRETTSVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Well, I sure hope those dolphins are OK! Poor things...

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