Skoda Auto: Stop using/abusing captive Orcas in your new and future campaigns !
  • Petitioned Henrik Blom

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CEO Skoda Denmark
Henrik Blom
Skoda Auto
Skoda Media office

Skoda Auto: Stop using/abusing captive Orcas in your new and future campaigns !

    1. valentina crast
    2. Petition by

      valentina crast

      Herlev, Denmark

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June 2013

Victory

Valentina Crast: Skoda edited the orca out of their ads and publicly apologized!

The suffering of cetaceans in captivity is well known and well documented. Spreading the word and having people across the globe realizing the need for change, is an on going fight for many activists and conservationists.
Having af global and influential cooporation like Skoda, undermine the facts of this deadly abuse AND promote its continuance is unacceptable.
Aqua parks with killerwhale shows are NOT family entertainment! They are animal abuse! and Skoda needs to get updated and conscientious on this matter.
PLEASE TELL SKODA HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS MATTER!

To:
Henrik Blom, CEO Skoda Denmark
Skoda Media office, Skoda Auto
Stop using/abusing captive Orcas in your new and future campaigns!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Skoda makes public statements.

      valentina crast
      Petition Organizer

      Skoda have apologized and now edited their commercial. explaining that it was never their intention to be perceived as they have.

      "Hi Valentina, thanks for your honest concern. It had never been our intention to offend anyone by portraying an orca in our most recent advertising and would like to offer our apologies for any offense taken, this was never our intention. We can also confirm that the orca shown in the ad is not a real animal, but a fully computer generated image – an imagery meant to underline the spaciousness of our cars. Nevertheless we decided to replace the scene in order to avoid any further misunderstandings."

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. 17/6 - 13. Skoda Denmarks FB page gives a passive response

      valentina crast
      Petition Organizer

      Today the danish Skoda FB page has decided to remove the picture of the Captive Orca as their cover photo. But no verbal response to the critique.

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ian Rowlands BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I run WhaleFest www.whale-fest.com where last year 6000 people shared their love of WILD whales & dolphins. Between now and 2014 we campaign on behalf of captive Orcas

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    • Shelly Richardson KEMPTON PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 year ago

      They need to be FREE, this is not allowed, & they abuse is atrocious,

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    • Massiel Mancebo ORLANDO, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Whales are important to me because they are the largest and most beautiful creature on earth, ever since I was a kid I've felt a love for them and a need to protect them, I connect with them, they bring me happiness and I would hate to see them harmed, I believe we should all love them and respect these wonderful creatures, just like we respect ourselves.

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    • Kathleen Hendrix RICHMOND, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES SHOULD BE FREE AND THEY LIVE IN PODS AND NEED THERE FAMILIES ...... THIS IS WRONG TO KEEP THEM CAPTIVE IN THE NAME OF MONEY

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    • Joshua Sandoval LA VERNE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      These are wild animals that need and entire ocean to move and live in. Keeping an animal that needs such a large amount of space such as THE PACIFIC OCEAN in a small tank is cruel and abusive both mentally and physically.

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