You seem to have had an issue loading this page or you have javascript disabled, which may cause problems while using Change.org. To avoid any further inconvenience, please enable javascript in your browser and refresh this page.
OPERATION BLUE SKIES : Make the skies "dolphin-safe"- stop the carriage of cetaceans to marine parks
  • Petitioning The Cargo Manager

This petition will be delivered to:

ANA Cargo
The Cargo Manager
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
The Cargo Manager
Cathay Pacific Cargo
The Cargo Manager
Delta Airlines Cargo
The Cargo Manager
Emirates SkyCargo
The Cargo Manager
Nippon Cargo Airlines
The Cargo Manager
Air China Cargo
The Cargo manager
The Cargo Manager
Kuzu Airlines Cargo

OPERATION BLUE SKIES : Make the skies "dolphin-safe"- stop the carriage of cetaceans to marine parks

    1. Petition by

      Freedom Blue

This is Freedom Blue's "Operation Blue Skies" - an initiative to identify and support "dolphin-safe" airlines. That is, those airlines and air transport operators who decline to transport whales, dolphins and other cetaceans for the purposes of entertainment to marine parks, aquariums and dolphinariums.

There is a growing recognition world-wide that dolphins, orcas, and other cetaceans do not belong in captivity. Consumer boycotts have forced all of England's marine-mammal exhibits to close. Israel and Australia prohibit the importation of dolphins for use in entertainment. More recently, India banned dolphinariums and other commercial entertainment involving the capture and confinement of cetacean species such as orcas and bottlenose dolphins.

Despite these positive changes, marine amusement parks continue to flourish in other nations.
It is time to let cargo transport operators who carry captive cetacean specimens for marine amusement parks know that a growing number of people around the world do not support this practice, and therefore cannot support and patronize airline operators who undertake the transport of captive whales and dolphins.

"Operation Blue Skies" aims to identify those operators who pledge support for the rights of cetaceans by refusing carriage of specimens. Freedom Blue asks all concerned citizens to support and patronize those airlines who uphold the Blue Skies ethic, and to urge those carriers currently transporting marine mammals to do the same.

Please refer to our website for more information : www.freedomblue.org

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Japan Airlines (JAL) acknowledge "Blue Skies" - no dolphins by air!

      In response to our enquiries Japan Airlines confirm that they no longer carry captive cetaceans by air, including the following statement in their email to us : "JAL no longer has capability to transport live mammals and has no plans to do so. We also have no plans to transport them by a partner airline." Thank you JAL for keeping the skies "dolphin safe".

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. You can assist us further!

      Approaching 10K signatures! As well as signing the petition, YOU can help by contacting your local airlines and asking their policy of carriage of dolphins. Support material is available on our website - simply download and print the letter from our website www.freedomblue.org and send it to your regional airlines and air carriers.

    5. Reached 9,000 signatures
    6. Red Dwarf...Blue Skies!

      Actor Danny John-Jules, well know for his role as the Cat in the hit TV series "Red Dwarf" signs our petition to keep the skies "dolphin safe". Smeggin' awesome!

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures
    8. American Airlines keeps the skies Blue.

      Thank you for supporting Operation Blue Skies - we have had an amazing response with 1,500 signatures in the first 48 hours.
      Gary Soloff, MD for American Airlines Cargo has confirmed they will not carry captive marine mammals by air.
      Interested in doing more? Visit our website www.freedomblue.org

    9. Decision-maker Gary Soloff responds:

      Gary Soloff

      American Airlines does not ship these type of animals. Our policy is not to accept dolphins, whales etc. Our skies are dolphin safe...


    10. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anna Patton PORT HUEMEME, CA
      • 1 day ago

      Pooor bueatifful creatures sooo wrong

    • Madison Brooks AUSTRALIA
      • 10 days ago

      Free the dolphins!

    • rebecca campbell SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • 16 days ago

      This is part of a responsible approach to living, and we need to plan for our future before it gets here. No action = negative action.

    • elsie brooks BALTO., MD
      • 17 days ago

      We humans have GOT to stop making puppets out of these glorious animals!!!

    • Annick Van Kerckhove PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
      • 17 days ago

      We must protect the oceans and all Marine Mammals are essential for that. But slaughtering thousands and put a few in captivity just for greed, we are putting the whole planet in danger.

      If planes and air companies wouldn't support this traffic, then places that keep Marine Mammals would have to stop their gruesome business and our oceans would get back to their natural life balance.


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.