Stop hunting and killing of all Cetaceans. Protect Marine Sanctuaries.
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International Whaling Commission

Stop hunting and killing of all Cetaceans. Protect Marine Sanctuaries.

    1. deb wright
    2. Petition by

      deb wright

      moray, United Kingdom

Science has now absolutely recognised the fact that cetaceans are intelligent beings and have drawn up a bill of rights asking for them to be recognised as non-human persons.
Philosopher Thomas White said: ‘Scientific evidence is now strong enough to support the claim that dolphins are, like humans, self-aware, intelligent beings with emotions and personalities.
'Accordingly, dolphins should be regarded as “non-human persons” and valued as individuals. From an ethical perspective, the injury, deaths and captivity of dolphins are wrong.’
Those who drew up the bill of rights are known as the Helsinki Group and include UK members of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
They say that thanks to advances in science, it is clear that dolphins are extremely intelligent, complex and sensitive mammals.
The bill of rights states that every individual member of the cetacean order – whales, dolphins and porpoises – has a right to life.

It also says that no one has the right to own the creatures or to do anything that undermines their rights, freedoms or norms.
Its authors are using the AAAS Vancouver conference (2012) to try to get more scientists and members of the public on their side. They believe this is a step towards eventually persuading governments to enshrine the principles in law.
We, the signers believe that it is time to halt all killing and capturing of Cetaceans and request that the IWC commit to this.

Please can you also visit this link and sign the bill for cetacean rights!! thanks.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. The petition with 1262 signatures was sent to the 2012 IWC meeting

      deb wright
      Petition Organizer

      I have decided to keep the petiton running to gather more signatures to present to the IWC next year. Hopefully we will have a lot more signatures by then, Thanks so much for all your signatures and for sharing. For the Dolphins and Whales! deb

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Nearly 500 signatures!!

      deb wright
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everyone, well done and thanks so much for signing this petition. If you could share it some more so that we can get as many signatures as possible to give to the International Whaling Commission for their annual meeting. We need to make an impact. Thanks!! Also, can you sign the "declaration of rights for cetaceans" too!! deb x

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins

      deb wright
      Petition Organizer

      Please ALSO sign the Declaration of Rights for Ceataceans.
      Sign the declaration and join a global call to have rights formally declared for cetaceans.
      Based on the principle of the equal treatment of all persons;
      Recognizing that scientific research gives us deeper insights into the complexities of cetacean minds, societies and cultures;
      Noting that the progressive development of international law manifests an entitlement to life by cetaceans;
      Affirming that all cetaceans as persons have the right to life, liberty and wellbeing.


    Reasons for signing

    • Stefan Munk HAMBURG, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Because it is inhumane to attack people who are trying the slaughter of dolphins, whales and sharks to prevent.


      Denn es ist unmenschlich, Menschen zu attackieren, die versuchen das Abschlachten der Delfine, Wale und Haie zu verhindern.

    • Горяинова любовь г.Сланцы Ленинградская обл, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 9 months ago


    • Yuriy Popondopulo Санкт-Петербург, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 9 months ago

      I don't want this wonderful animals to be extinct.I love they and I want them to be free and save.

    • Adelya Marat ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN
      • 9 months ago

      Because of dolphins like a human!!! But they can't say us stop!! Don't kill us!!! And amount of dolphins every day less. I am against the killing of dolphins! they are just as smart as we are!

    • Kirill Ortynskiy Саранск, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 9 months ago

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