Miami Dolphins STOP offering SeaWorld tickets to boost season ticket sales.
Once upon a time in and around Miami/ Dade County waters, there used to be many pods of wild dolphins playing in the bay. It is a well-known fact that is why the Miami Dolphins are called that, because of the many dolphins seen in the Biscayne Bay and not as the captives at the Miami Seaquarium or in SeaWorld. The Miami dolphins just unveiled a new membership program to their season ticket holders, and the club is offering year-round events and perks for those who purchase a 10-game package, according to The Sun-Sentinel. Here are some of the perks that are being offered: - Discounts at restaurants and local businesses - Free on-field movie night - Food truck and photo booth party at Sun Life Stadium - Kickoff yacht party - And Dolphins Day at Sea World in Orlando for suite/club level package buyers (the amusement park is about four hours away from Miami). - The opportunity to stage a fantasy football draft in a stadium suite with food and beer provided, plus Dolphins alumni available to give advice on your draft picks. Dolphins in these captivity centers are suffering. The Miami Dolphins Football Team has always given back to the communities with their outreach programs. Miami Dolphins Special Teams. Why would the Miami Dolphins partner up with Seaworld is beyond comprehension. SeaWorld's keeps dolphins in captivity and unlike what their new PR is saying; "SeaWorld, Where the dolphins play" is yet another bold face lie. The dolphins being kept in SeaWorld are kept as prisoners to perform for the paying masses. SeaWorld's view of "playing" is a bit distorted. Dolphins living in artificial pools in semi-chlorinated water, being fed dead frozen fish full of antidepresants and antacids. In the middle of Florida is not the same as being in the ocean. Please stop offering Dolphins Day to your Suite/Club level package buyers. Offer your club members a day in Key West its closer to Miami and more educational than a trip to SeaWorld. Please watch: Blackfish, The Cove, A Fall from Freedom Concentrate on getting better players for next year/season. SeaWorld is not going to boost your sales!
Please uphold your decision; Permit to import 18 Belugas is denied!
After careful review, NOAA Fisheries concluded that the application did not meet several of the MMPA permit criteria. NOAA Fisheries denied the permit application because: NOAA Fisheries is unable to determine whether or not the proposed importation, by itself or in combination with other activities, would have a significant adverse impact on the Sakhalin-Amur beluga whale stock, the population that these whales are taken from; NOAA Fisheries determined that the requested import will likely result in the taking of marine mammals beyond those authorized by the permit; NOAA Fisheries determined that five of the beluga whales proposed for import, estimated to be approximately 1½ years old at the time of capture, were potentially still nursing and not yet independent. The fact that Georgia Aquarium has challenged the above decision goes to show that they are not interested in following the spirit of the law as stated in the MMPA. The GA does not guarantee that a whale will not succumb to injury or death during transport and the long transportation is not a humane method to move Belugas who can become stressed, ill or worse during this period.
Stop transporting Dolphins.
As hard as it is to believe, dolphin traveling circuses are a big hit in Indonesia. There are three separate companies running these inhumane operations, much to the delight of the uninformed spectators who pay pennies each to see the dolphins perform. There are 72 dolphins currently enslaved in Indonesia illegally, many of which are in captivity in these three traveling circuses. The following three separate companies still run traveling dolphin shows on the main Indonesian island of Java: WSI, Taman Safari Indonesia and Ancol. These 72 bottlenose and stenella dolphins are kept in the most appalling of conditions to preform for audiences across island of Java. The animals are frequently hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks along with other animals as the circuses move from town to town. They are kept in a coffin-like plastic lined material. They are moved in trucks through all the island in Indonesia. Garuda Airlines has to stop hauling this illegal cargo. Most of the Dolphins do not have the permission to be in captivity. Dolphins suffer many stresses in captivity the transportation is so stressful for the animals that many of the dolphins die due to this stress and lack of proper care and mishandle.. There is also evidence that all of the dolphins have all been caught illegally from the wild. Other animals kept in the circus are baby sunbears, small clawed otters, yellow crested cockatoos and an orangutan. "Garuda awarded the World’s Best Regional Airline & the Best Regional Airline in Asia" should be ashamed of transporting Dolphins not only for Circus shows in Indonesia but to anywhere in the world! http://vimeo.com/26954201
SeaWorld Stop Pressuring OSHA to have Closed Hearings
VIA THE ORCA PROJECT~ CALL TO ACTION "The fallout began on Monday, August 23, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Seaworld for apparently placing profit above employee safety. These citation opened the floodgates for further legal action by Dawn Branchau's family, terminated employees and witnesses. It has also sparked a growing number of former SeaWorld employees to speak out about the culture of working with Orcas and the secrecy that shrouds the Marine Mammal Entertainment Industry. Triggering the flurry of claims was stunning announcement that OSHA fined SeaWorld, Orlando, $75,000 for safey violations including the maximum of $70,000 in penalty for the "willfull" act of knowingly placing its employees at risk. http://www.osha.gov/dep/citations/seaworld-citation-notification-of-penalty.pdf According to a reliable source, Federal Judge Ken S. Welsch is preparing to sign a “Proposed Protective Order” for the Sea World vs OSHA hearing scheduled to begin 25 April 2011, in Orlando, FL, effectively sealing off this case forever. Although this order has not yet been signed, it is expected to be next week. This order has been drafted, visualized, and is awaiting his signature, pending approval of the Secretary of Labor. This order will bar the public from participating in this hearing, and seal all content, including expert witness testimony, and documentation describing the suboptimal conditions associated with orca captivity. Expert witnesses who participate in this trial (if this attempt to seal is successful) will not be allowed to discuss or write anything about it, publicly. It will also prevent content from being used for future litigation or investigation, essentially closing it, akin to the John Sillick tragedy of November of 1987. This is a call for action. Via the Orca Project ps. You can also leave a message at the Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/departmentoflabor?ref=ts