Please do not promote Theme Parks that hold cetaceans captive.
A growing majority of us would be happy to see the tail end of beluga and dolphin shows. Films like ‘The Cove’ and ‘Blackfish’ highlight the atrocities that occur when dolphinariums place a demand on live dolphins. As well as being cruel beyond words, and regardless of which accreditation these place have, there is no place for killer whales, dolphins and belugas in captivity but for rescue and rehabilitation. Groupon, please reconsider your stance on promoting places like these and help promote true respect for these cetaceans. There are far more friendly ways to learn about these creatures than to keep them confined, and even more important we enforce more ethically sound corporate decisions for our community. http://getaways.groupon.hk/en/deals/720077740
Please STOP the annual Taiji slaughter and capture of cetaceans.
This petition will be resubmitted to the Consul General of Japan in Hong Kong, 0n 2nd September 2016.During these hunts, small whales and dolphins are rounded up into shallow bays and slaughtered with knives and hand-held harpoons. The drive fishery in Japan continues due to the demand for the meat however the demand for the animals to supply marine parks far outweighs the demand for consumption. Dolphin meat is highly toxic and consumption should be avoided by all.This killing must be stopped. We need to let the Japanese Minister know that we cannot and will not tolerate the slaughter or capture of these sentient beings any longer.There is no justification for such brutality. It is highly distressing to know of the methods and abuse which continue to occur and have clearly been witnessed in the past, furthermore, it is barbaric insanity, which is neither endearing, educational or ethically correct. The message is positive:Japan, let the dolphins live and be free! 請停止每年的太地町鯨豚屠殺。 這份請願書將於2016年9月2日被重新提交給日本在香港總領事。在海豚狩獵季節，鯨豚被趕到海灣的淺水地帶，魚夫會用刀子和魚叉進行屠殺。驅使日本漁業這樣做只不過是由於肉食（刺身）需求和為海洋主題公園提供表演和觀賞用途，事實上每年所屠殺的數目皆遠遠超過消費者的需求。海豚肉含劇毒，理應避免食用。這種殺戮必須停止。我們需要讓日本公使知道，我們不能也不會容忍這些屠宰或捕撈的任何行為。這種野蠻的行徑絕對是不必要的。這是非常令人痛心的事。 此外，這些是野蠻且瘋狂的行為，無論在教育或道德上亦並非正確的。我們的立場是肯定的：日本，讓海豚生存和還牠們自由！這份請願書將被傳遞到：日本駐香港總領事Mr.Kuninori Matsuda和歌山首長Mr. Yoshiki Kimura
Kindly Phase Out and Close Down your Dolphin Exhibit .and breeding programme
Trapped marine mammals are sad caricatures of the real thing. Please do not subject more creatures to pain and suffering for the sole purpose of public amusement. We request a fully comprehensive list of information pertaining to the captive dolphins covering the last decade be made available for the public viewing.(i.e. DOB, Causes of death, dates, parentage, wild- caught, captive bred), we have continuously requested this information for 4 years now and we still wait. Our community members, young and old, are interested in working out a solution for this age old dolphin exhibit that lacks any substantial educational value and sits uncomfortably with more and more ticket payers. We would like to see birth control implemented and captive breeding of cetaceans phased out. No dolphin deserves imprisonment, the public cannot unsee what has become obvious- abuse and suffering. Dolphins belong in the ocean, not in minuscule concrete holes. This is indeed common sense and as we are in 2016, it's time to step up to the plate and accept responsibility for the needless pain, suffering and deaths of innocent creatures. More effort, focus and attention should be applied to our local marine mammal mortality issue, with an emphasis rescue, rehabilitation and re-introduction. As a first class city, we feel Ocean Park, HK should consider re-evaluating their ethical integrity and accountability in regards to the confinement of dolphins for entertainment purposes and breeding. We request Ocean Park set an example, and be part of the solution, not the problem.
Stop the brutal slaughter and capture of dolphins and whales in Taiiji.
Whilst this petition says it was a victory, I'm afraid to say we're not quite yet there. I have updated a newer petition. All signatures received will be counted from both petitions. https://www.change.org/p/consul-general-of-japan-in-hong-kong-please-stop-the-annual-taiji-slaughter-and-capture-of-cetaceans