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Save Aquarium Fish and Sharks in Roquetas, Spain: To prevent more than 1000 animals from dying
  • Petitioned PROMAR

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PROMAR
SR. ALCALDE DE ROQUETAS DE MAR
Gabriel Amat

Save Aquarium Fish and Sharks in Roquetas, Spain: To prevent more than 1000 animals from dying

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February 2013

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From Petition Organizer: There has been a meeting today and the aquarium issued this statement: "with the methods we are going to put into action, the animals here are in no danger, and their survival is GUARANTEED!" The aquarium would also like to thank everyone for the "support and offers to help" they have received. (This means us too!! :D) The aquarium have also made public that the debt is of 10,000€, and they will start by keeping the aquarium open thanks to the members of the aquarium paying the monthly bills. This is a "provisional solution, and we will now work on a permanent one" they say, and that they have been asking for "institutional support for years". So guys, it seems like something is being done about it. Here is the article in spanish: http://www.ideal.es/almeria/20130205/local/almeria/consejo-administracion-aquarium-empleara-201302051934.html Thanks for the great support in this event! Over 1000 signatures!! We think it is amazing how we can count on the help of so many people worldwide! ~Alexander Sánchez PROMAR

On Behalf of PROMAR; the aquarium in Roquetas de Mar, que town in Southern Spain where baby dolphin Marcos (www.facebook.com/MarcosTheDolphin) was rescued by PROMAR, is facing closure. If action is not taken the fish and sharks residing in the faciltiy will die if the power is turned off. Finding the marine life a new home is proving difficult and it is considerably cheaper for other aquariums to buy new specimens than obtain the ones living at this aquarium. 

 

Here is a direct translation of the letter being sent to the Mayor of Roqutas De Mar:

Gabriel Amat, SR. MAYOR Roquetas de Mar

SR. MAYOR Roquetas de Mar

Don Gabriel Amat Ayllon

I learned that the Roquetas Aquarium is about to close due to poor economic situation of their debts and, specifically concerning Endesa electricity, this company acting accordingly by removing the power supply, which would death for all animals in these facilities.

You, like the rest of the town of Roquetas de Mar, has been publicly happy and has repeatedly supported this initiative that brought the town a major educational and economic resource.

The survival of thousand animals from different seas and oceans, should not depend on a business transaction whether or not successful, it would not be ethical or moral.

What is going concern to all people of good will, of Roquetas de Mar and out ... that is where the most important representative of the public, the Mayor, to act, setting an example of sanity and good work.

It is therefore requested to intervene and resolve this issue by ensuring the lives of animals, also leading the initiative to establish governance arrangements that are operating ... as could be to establish a foundation, ushering in a variety of entities, both public and private. Studying likewise other formulas.

Thanks for listening, I hope your positive response to this request.

cordially

Sincerely,

[Your name]

 

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    • Nandita Shah HIGHLAND, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      No animal should die because of human stupidity

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    • Nejra Pinjo SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals are my life

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    • adriana casillas NORTHFIELD, MN
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because I care about the lives of innocent wildlife. Fish and sharks face terrible fates out in their natural habitat, which shouldn't be the case (such as finning)... we must attempt to prevent and eliminate as many inhumane acts towards animals as we can.

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    • Rich Russom LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      WE MUST SAVE THESE LIVES!

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    • Guillermo García-Saúco ALBACETE, SPAIN
      • about 1 year ago

      We are not the owners of planet Earth but its protectors. It is our duty.

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