Help us put an end to Aquatic Marine Parks
  • Petitioned Sir Richard Branson
  • Responded

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Virgin Corporation
Sir Richard Branson
Ocean Elders
Sir Richard Branson
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Virgin Holidays
Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson

Help us put an end to Aquatic Marine Parks

    1. Nikki Baker
    2. Petition by

      Nikki Baker

      Sidney, Canada

The aquatic marine park industry is a profit hungry non compassionate enterprise. We will never stop things like the dolphin slaughter in Taiji as long as there are corporations willing to buy these animals. Instead of attempting to force one group at a time to stop the slaughter we need to remove their market. That way there will be no grounds for another group to just take their place. Cetaceans are intelligent mammals and should not be kept in conditions like they are. They should not be used for public entertainment or profit. They should not be forced into family groups they did not grow up with. They should not be forced to breed.

 

To Richard Branson:

Together we can end this industry. As a founder of the The Elders and an advocate for the environment and change you are in a perfect position to start this campaign. Virgin is an internationally recognised corporation and can make a massive impact on this venture by ceasing to promote places like Seaworld and Loro Parque. We could start a snowball effect across the globe and who better to be the pioneer of this change than yourself.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Reopened petition

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer

      Seeing as we picked up around 300 signatures in December alone I thought I'd reopen the petition and see if we could get some more before mailing it all in. Please share share share and get everyone you know signing!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Well we got someone's attention at least!

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer

      I received this email today from Sir Richard himself. Not exactly the response we were looking for but at least out signatures are being noted somewhere!

      (Reply to this message to contact the responder directly and consider posting this response as an update to your petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/virgin-corporation-help-us-put-an-end-to-aquatic-marine-parks.)

      This is not an entity of Virgin Corporation and the emails sent here are not forwarded. Please reset your campaign to the correct recipient. Thank you.

      Sir Richard Branson
      Ocean Elders
      oceanelders@gmail.com

    5. Decision-maker Sir Richard Branson responds:

      Sir Richard Branson

      This is not an entity of Virgin Corporation and the emails sent here are not forwarded. Please reset your campaign to the correct recipient. Thank you.


    6. 500 signatures reached

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer

      Awesome job people - 500 signatures! Now just share share share and we'll hit 1,000 in no time :)

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Please, please, please share this petition

      Nikki Baker
      Petition Organizer

      Signatures are slowing down and we need to get the word out there. Facebook, twitter, email and anything else you can think of. Post the link in all your groups and get your friends to sign.

    9. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Carla Crawley NORMAN PARK, GA
      • 9 months ago

      These majestic mammals don't belong in cement pools to entertain people. Leave them in the wild.

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    • marcela ceballos MéRIDA, MEXICO
      • 9 months ago

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    • Maria Cristina Kauer SSCAI - RS, BRAZIL
      • 9 months ago

      Todos os seres tem direito à vida, a liberdade, ao respeito, humanidade e compaixão dos animais humanos. Os animais não humanos não estão aqui para nos servir, são companheiros de jornada, terráqueos como todos nós.

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    • Andrew Gray KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
      • 9 months ago

      It is cruel to keep such large animals in small pools. Like keeping eagles in cages.

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    • Jessica Laplante KELOWNA, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is caught, will they realize that you can’t eat money. – Native American proverb

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