Tell Mastercard: Stop Supporting the Live Dolphin Trade
  • Petitioning Jennifer Stalzer

This petition will be delivered to:

Corporate Public Relations
Jennifer Stalzer
Investor Relations
CEO
Ajay Banga
Executive Vice President
Robert Selander
Mastercard Advisors
Mastercard Consumer Inquiries
Corporate Public Relations
Chris Monteiro
General Counsel
Noah Hanft
VP of Communications, Asia/Pacific
Georgette Tan

Tell Mastercard: Stop Supporting the Live Dolphin Trade

    1. Barbara Napoles
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Napoles

      Miami, United States

27 wild dolphins were recently captured in the Solomon Islands. Since their capture, two have already died. They wait in temporary holding pens for Resorts World Singapore, or RWS, to complete its marine mammal park. There, they will live our the remainder of their shortened lives by entertaining people in order to turn a profit for RWS. Many will die within the first seven years. 

Mastercard is currently running a special promotion with RWS. The special began in July and ends on November 18th. During the promotion, cardholders can purchase discounted tickets to RWS and receive a retail voucher if they use their Mastercard. 

Ask Mastercard to end their promotion with Resort World Sentosa and send a strong message to the resort that kidnapping wild dolphins isn't acceptable. Tell them NOT to do business with other theme parks like SeaWorld's Discovery Cove and stop promoting the live dolphin trade.

For more information on the dolphins, please visit: 

http://www.saddestdolphins.com/

 

Photo credit: happyskrappy

Recent signatures

    News

    1. I need your help once again ~

      Barbara Napoles
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign this petition. We need to help these Dolphins and I am counting on your compassion and voice to help and help with your signature and providing pressure on WAZA to move these dolphins out of their present location into a better quality of life. Thank you all for you continued support.

    2. Reached 100,000 signatures
    3. Watch the video of Ric O'Barry in Singapore talking RWS with ACRES

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      At an event in Singapore, O'Barry praised MasterCard for pledging not to support Marine Life Park. It's great progress and wouldn't have been possible without everyone who signed this petition! Let's see if we can get MasterCard to make an even stronger statement against the dolphin trade by canceling this year's promotion.

    4. ‘The Cove’ Star Takes On Resorts World Sentosa

      Barbara Napoles
      Petition Organizer

      Seated with a large MasterCard poster in front of him that bore his name, O’Barry said that he was planning to cut up the sign in front of the large audience, but fortunately, MasterCard called in the nick of time pledging to cut off all promotional relationships with the Marine Life Park.

    5. Tweet @MasterCard to ask them to stop promoting dolphin cruelty

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Here's a bit of #pricelesstrivia: @MasterCard is ignoring 95K ppl asking them to stop promoting #dolphin cruelty: http://chn.ge/rfh8tK

    6. MasterCard Offers Discounts That Encourage Dolphin Cruelty

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      RWS spokesperson claims that "people have agreed to disagree." 100,000 people have made it clear to RWS and MasterCard that they have not agreed with the resort's plans for the captive dolphins. Keep the pressure on MasterCard to take a stand against animal cruelty.

    7. 95,000 Demand MasterCard Stop Supporting Live Dolphin Trade

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the latest press release on the campaign, including MasterCard's response. The company says they won't support Marine Life Park next year, but activists still want them to take a stand against supporting RWS's dolphin capture this year.

    8. Ric O'Barry: Mastercard Exploits Dolphins in Singapore

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Ric O'Barry asks supporters to contact Mastercard about the RWS promo: "Contact these representatives of MasterCard and ask them (politely, please!) to stop offering discounted tickets to Resorts World Sentosa..."

    9. Mastercard promotes tickets to resort that is endangering dolphins

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      National Green Activism Examiner covers the Mastercard dolphin cruelty campaign.

    10. Dolphins Take Double Hit From Financial Heavyweights

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      "Organizers hope that if Mastercard can be convinced to cancel its ticket promotion it will add financial pressure that could push the resort to finally take action."

    11. Reached 75,000 signatures
    12. Mastercard doesn't promote dolphin attraction, stands by dolphin captors

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Mastercard responded, saying that they don't intend to support Marine Life Park. However, they are still supporting the company responsible for capturing the dolphins. Keep signing and sharing to ask Mastercard to take a stand against animal abuse!

    13. Reached 50,000 signatures
    14. Tweet the following message at Mastercard and Resorts World Sentosa:

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Discounted tickets to watch wild dolphins suffer captivity: Priceless? Tell @Mastercard to end @RWSentosa promo: http://chn.ge/nnxJxc

    15. Reached 20,000 signatures
    16. Solomon Islands to Ban Dolphin Exports

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The "Sentosa 25" were captured from the waters of the Solomon Islands, where the government has just announced a ban on dolphin exports. Why is Mastercard still supporting the dolphin trade?

    17. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ann Smith NEWENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Dolphins should be allowed to live freely.

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    • Katherine Thrift BERRYVILLE, VA
      • 3 months ago

      NO DOLPHINS SHOULD BE CAPTIVES.

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    • Lindsey Randall TULSA, OK
      • 3 months ago

      It's just wrong

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    • Vicky Dasta PADANG, INDONESIA
      • 4 months ago

      World wide campaign against dolphin trading #SaveDolphin

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    • gerard fabiano TOULOUSE, FRANCE
      • 4 months ago

      Tell Mastercard: Stop Supporting the Live Dolphin Trade

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