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Petitioning ATT National Broadcast Media Steven Schwadron and 10 others

Ask @HardRock Cafe' @Publix and @UPS Why They Support #Dolphin Captivity

Scientists have proclaimed that dolphin intelligence is second only to humans and they should therefore be treated as non-human persons, yet ATT, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, SunTrust, UPS, Hard Rock Cafe, Kia, Ford, Comcast, Kenwood, Microsoft and others support captivity of these sentient cetaceans by their partner$hip with Georgia Aquarium.

Their argument may be that these dolphins were born in captivity and not taken from the wild. If so, then they are admitting that taking dolphins from the wild is wrong; therefore, condoning the abduction of the original dolphins who gave birth to the eleven who are now performing at the Georgia Aquarium Sin Circus. If a child is born in prison, should he or she remain incarcarated for life just for being born there?

It takes generations to domesticate a wild animal. How many more must be born in captivity? If a dolphin can be trained to do unnatural tricks, it can then be trained to be wild and free. These dolphins can be released!

They may argue that science is wrong and that dolphins are idiots, in which case, you may want to ask them if they also believe the Earth is flat.

It's the year 2011, yet Georgia Aquarium has decided it is a good time to start a dolphin circus. Reach out and touch ATT and ask Coke if their dolphin smile is genuine by signing this petition.

“There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.”Jacques Cousteau

Here are more sponsors of Georgia Aquarium:

Letter to
ATT National Broadcast Media Steven Schwadron
ATT Blogger Relations Seth Bloom
Comcast Vice President, Public Relations (Central Division) Brian Farley
and 8 others
Public & Investor Relations Office Kenwood Corporation
Customer Care Hard Rock Cafe
Customer Service UPS
Customer Service (Canada) UPS
Coca-Cola Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Home Depot CEO Francis Blake
WSBTV Channel 2 Talk 2 Us
Publix Director of Media & Community Relations Maria Brous
I understand that you support Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Did you know that scientists have declared dolphins to be second only to humans in intelligence?

Do you believe that dolphins are as intelligent as science has proclaimed? If so, how do you condone them having to do unnatural tricks in an unnatural environment?

Would you claim it is for education?

“There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.” – Jacques Cousteau

Scientists say dolphins should be treated as non-human persons:

Is a Dolphin a Person? - ScienceNOW:

Dolphins and scientists talk to each other using shared primitive language | Mail Online:

Scientists Call For Dolphins to Be Given “Non-Human Person” Status « JONATHAN TURLEY:

Second-smartest animals? - Technology & Science - - via @msnbc

Dolphins Smarter Than Your Three Year Old | Global Animal:

Video - Breaking News Videos from on Dolphin Intelligence:

Dolphins teach their young to use tools - Science -

Scientific Evidence: Dolphins Have Cultural Trditions! :

Marine Mammals In Captivity - Lori Marino, Ph.D. -

Do you or do you not believe them to be as intelligent as science finds? Please respond.

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