Petitioning The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion Proprietor(s) of Disney World and 6 others
This petition will be delivered to:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion
Proprietor(s) of Disney World
Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Thomas Staggs
Vice President, Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives
Dr. Jackie Ogden
Vice President, Epcot
Erin Young
The Walt Disney Company
CEO, Walt Disney Company
Robert A. Iger
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Operations
Meg Crofton

Free the Disney Dolphins



 • In the wild, dolphins can travel from 40 to 80 miles a day, using echolocation and sonar which they rely upon as acoustic creatures.
• In captivity, they are confined to barren concrete tanks where they are forced to perform circus tricks for the paying public. They are unable to use echolocation- as the sound waves ricocheting off of the tanks walls create stressful confusion for these animals- in some cases causing them to go literally insane.
• In the wild, they hunt live fish, and have a natural diet.
• In captivity, they are hand-fed dead fish and are routinely given various medications to prevent serious ailments- such as stomach ulcers -which are a result of the stress in captivity.

Four male dolphins are currently being held at Disney World’s Epcot Park. They live in a dark and murky pool surrounded by observation windows lined with people, screaming children, loud music, amplified voices and other stressful sounds.
They are literally treated as a ‘side-show’, and there is little to no information released publicly about them.
Disney claims that these dolphins are involved in ‘research programs’ at their park, but by simply visiting Epcot, it quickly becomes clear that there seems to be no educational or conservation outcome from these ‘programs’.
These dolphins do NOT belong at a noisy, crowed theme park- living in an artificial indoor facility with little to no exposure to natural sunlight- they belong in their natural habitat- THE OCEAN.
Tell Disney to do the right thing- PLEASE RELEASE THESE DOLPHINS TO SEAPENS FOR REHABILITATION.

If Disney truly wishes to contribute to environmental research and help educate the public about these animals, they will make the humane choice and release these animals to sea-pens- allowing them to live in their natural habitat- the ocean -and receive rehabilitation.
We’re flooding Disney with letters, pressuring them to release their dolphins- join us!
By signing the petition, you are helping these dolphins get closer and closer to real freedom!

Visit our campaign site:
www.freethedisneydolphins.org

THANK YOU!
- Blue Freedom team
www.bluefreedomblog.org


Letter to
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion Proprietor(s) of Disney World
Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Thomas Staggs
Vice President, Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives Dr. Jackie Ogden
and 4 others
Vice President, Epcot Erin Young
The Walt Disney Company
CEO, Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Operations Meg Crofton
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Proprietor(s) of Disney World.

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If you truly wish to contribute to environmental research and help educate the public about these animals, you will make the humane choice and release your dolphins to sea-pens- allowing them to live in their natural habitat- the ocean -and receive rehabilitation.

You may not know this, but...

• In the wild, dolphins can travel from 40 to 80 miles a day, using echolocation and sonar which they rely upon as acoustic creatures.
• In captivity, they are confined to barren concrete tanks where they are forced to perform circus tricks for the paying public. They are unable to use echolocation- as the sound waves ricocheting off of the tanks walls create stressful confusion for these animals- in some cases causing them to go literally insane.
• In the wild, they hunt live fish, and have a natural diet.
• In captivity, they are hand-fed dead fish and are routinely given various medications to prevent serious ailments- such as stomach ulcers -which are a result of the stress in captivity.

Four male dolphins are currently being held at Disney World’s Epcot Park. They live in a dark and murky pool surrounded by observation windows lined with people, screaming children, loud music, amplified voices and other stressful sounds.

They seem to be treated as a ‘side-show’, and there is little to no information released publicly about them.
Your website claims that these dolphins are involved in ‘research programs’ at your park, but by simply visiting Epcot, it quickly becomes clear that there seems to be no educational or conservation outcome from these ‘programs’.

I am signing this petition because I believe these dolphins do NOT belong at a noisy, crowed theme park- living in an artificial indoor facility with little to no exposure to natural sunlight- they belong in their natural habitat- THE OCEAN.

I am asking you to do the right thing- PLEASE RELEASE THESE DOLPHINS TO SEAPENS FOR REHABILITATION.

Like I said, if you truly wish to contribute to environmental research and help educate the public about these animals, you will make the humane choice and release these animals to sea-pens- allowing them to live in their natural habitat- the ocean -and receive rehabilitation.

Ironically, your dolphins are housed in the 'Seas With Nemo and Friends' pavilion- as I'm sure that you are aware that the Nemo story was about the little fish that was plucked from the ocean and forced to live in a dentist's office and about his quest to be free. Please do this story honor by helping four different kinds of 'Nemos' get back to their homes in the ocean, too!

By honoring this story, you would largely contribute to scientific research as well as contribute to environmental awareness- gaining much positive and praising media attention and publicity in the process.

By making the right choice, you can create a positive outcome not only for Disney World, but also for these dolphins and make your founder (Walt Disney) proud and honored.

Walt Disney as Honorary Chair for National Wildlife Week - National Wildlife Federation 1957:

“The preservation of our American wildlife is very close to me, the fish in our streams, birds, deer, and other animals in our fields, forests and wetlands. These are all important parts of our national heritage, and we must protect them if future generations are to enjoy them.” -Walt Disney

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Sincerely,