Petition Closed
5,756
Supporters

Currently, there is growing opposition to the capture of cetaceans for the private and entertainment industry and the slaughter of entire family units of cetaceans. It is becoming clear that the demand for live cetaceans in the entertainment industry is the driving force behind the roundup and slaughter of thousands of bottlenose, spotted, Rissos, and Pacific white sided dolphins, pilot whales, and other cetaceans in Taiji, Japan. Crucial to this growing industry is the mechanism of transport of captured cetaceans, and FedEx is one of the largest worldwide couriers that we believe may be party to this industry. A phone call in 2011 to the FedEx corporate office in Tennessee and follow up letter to Sandra Munoz, the FedEx public relations representative, failed to shed any light on FedEx's policy on the transport of marine mammals to the entertainment industry or to private ownership, and in fact the caller was told that FedEx was “wary of people who call and complain about the transport of marine mammals to places like Seaworld”. While we appreciate the caution that FedEx claims to exercise when transporting live marine mammals, and it is without a doubt that FedEx's services are invaluable to marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation centers, we are concerned that FedEx is transporting cetaceans captured during the annual dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan, to entertainment parks, swim with programs, and to private owners. We are asking FedEx to cease transporting cetaceans captured from the Taiji drives, we are asking FedEx to cease transporting live marine mammals to the entertainment industry and to private owners, and we are asking FedEx to develop a policy whereby FedEx will only transport rescued marine mammals to certified rescue centers whose purpose is for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

 

Actualmente, hay una creciente oposición a la captura de cetáceos para el sector privado y la industria del entretenimiento y el sacrificio de toda unidades familiares de cetáceos. Resulta claro que la demanda de cetáceos directo en la industria del entretenimiento es la fuerza impulsora detrás del rodeo y el sacrificio de miles de mulares, manchado, Rissos y delfines del Pacífico de cara blancas, calderones y otros cetáceos en Taiji, Japón. Crucial para esta creciente industria es el mecanismo de transporte de cetáceos capturados, y FedEx es uno de los más grandes mensajeros en todo el mundo que creemos puede ser parte de esta industria. Una llamada telefónica en 2011 a la FedEx corporate office en Tennessee y seguimiento de carta a Sandra Muñoz, el representante de relaciones públicas de FedEx, ha podido arrojar alguna luz sobre la política de FedEx en el transporte de mamíferos marinos para la industria del entretenimiento o a la propiedad privada, y de hecho fue la llamada dijo que FedEx fue "desconfiar de las personas que llaman y quejan sobre el transporte de mamíferos marinos a lugares como Seaworld". Si bien apreciamos la precaución que FedEx pretende ejercer cuando transporte de mamíferos marinos vivos y es, sin duda, los servicios de FedEx es invaluables para centros de rescate y rehabilitación de mamíferos marinos, nos preocupa que FedEx está transportando cetáceos capturados durante la campaña anual de delfines en Taiji, Japón, a parques de diversiones, nadar con programas y a los propietarios privados. Pedimos FedEx Cesar transporte cetáceos capturados en las unidades de Taiji, pedimos FedEx Cesar transporte vivos mamíferos marinos, a la industria del entretenimiento y a los propietarios privados, y pedimos a FedEx para desarrollar una política según la cual FedEx será sólo transporte rescatado de mamíferos marinos a los centros de rescate certificado cuya finalidad es la rehabilitación y suelte nuevamente en estado salvaje.      

Letter to
FedEx Frederick Smith, CEO; Sandra Munoz, Manager Crisis Communications & Operations Media Relations
I just signed the following petition addressed to: FedEx.

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Stop transporting live marine mammals for the entertainment industry

Currently, there is growing opposition to the capture of cetaceans for the private and entertainment industry and the slaughter of entire family units of cetaceans. It is becoming clear that the demand for live cetaceans in the entertainment industry is the driving force behind the roundup and slaughter of thousands of bottlenose, spotted, Rissos, and Pacific white sided dolphins, pilot whales, and other cetaceans in Taiji, Japan. Crucial to this growing industry is the mechanism of transport of captured cetaceans, and FedEx is one of the largest worldwide couriers that we believe may be party to this industry. A phone call in 2011 to the FedEx corporate office in Tennessee and follow up letter to Sandra Munoz, the FedEx public relations representative, failed to shed any light on FedEx's policy on the transport of marine mammals to the entertainment industry or to private ownership, and in fact the caller was told that FedEx was “wary of people who call and complain about the transport of marine mammals to places like Seaworld”. While we appreciate the caution that FedEx claims to exercise when transporting live marine mammals, and it is without a doubt that FedEx's services are invaluable to marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation centers, we are concerned that FedEx is transporting cetaceans captured during the annual dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan, to entertainment parks, swim with programs, and to private owners. We are asking FedEx to cease transporting cetaceans captured from the Taiji drives, we are asking FedEx to cease transporting live marine mammals to the entertainment industry and to private owners, and we are asking FedEx to develop a policy whereby FedEx will only transport rescued marine mammals to certified rescue centers whose purpose is for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.



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Sincerely,