Save Dolphins from Drowning
  • Petitioned Sam Rauch

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Sam Rauch

Save Dolphins from Drowning

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      Oceana

We don't mean to fish for dolphins, but they're still getting caught.

Hundreds of dolphins die off of US shores every year, caught by nets or longline hooks and unable to surface for air. Sadly, many dolphins find themselves tangled in nets they couldn't see, and they will drown if the nets are not brought up in time.

No one wants dolphins to die this way, including the fishermen. It's a sad end for a noble animal, and we want to do something about it.

We can make the seas safer for dolphins. We're calling on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to ensure that dolphin deaths are kept to a minimum and that all incidents are properly reported. Sign TODAY to tell the government that we simply can’t stand by while dolphins drown.

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    • robert keen WIRRAL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      i believe we should only use sustainable fishing methods and ban long net use.

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    • Mirela Matijevic DOWNERS GROVE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Please sign.

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    • Michel Miclot LAVAL, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      To save the planet

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    • Colette Nevin NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      It's time to find more sustainable ways to fish that protect marine mammals and stop overfishing. This still hasn't been done... it is time folks!!!

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    • Suzie Emery SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is time to take responsibility. NO animal(s) should suffer because of humans. We must care, save and protect all animal(s) now.

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