Thank you to everyone
who wrote to Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Dajisaheb Chavan to
protest against the plan to build a marine park in Sindhudurg. You'll be happy
to know that dolphin specialist Ric O'Barry
– who was featured in the Academy Award–winning film The Cove, which documented the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan – has
joined you in writing to the Chief Minister.
On behalf of
PETA, O'Barry, the director of Earth Island Institute's Dolphin Project,
explains in a letter to the Chief Minister that dolphins and other marine
mammals suffer terribly in captivity and that they do not belong in tanks.
O'Barry's letter comes at
a time when experts in the fields of philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour
have just convened at the annual meeting of
the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's
biggest science conference, in Vancouver, Canada. These experts argued that dolphins should be
treated as nonhuman "persons" with their rights to life and liberty
Although this is great news, our finny friends still
need us to speak up for them. If you haven't done so already, please ask your
friends to help stop the plans for this dolphin prison. Find out how to take action here!
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