“There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.” – Jacques Cousteau
“Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure, and joy. No sentient being wants pain: all wants happiness instead.” – Dalai Lama
“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” ~ Alice Walker
In reference to https://twitter.com/#!/stormygurl/status/190848487372500992
via Save Misty the Dolphin
It is a poverty that a sea lion must die so that a salmon can live, only to be caught & killed by a sport fisherman at the Bonneville Dam! Oregon & Washington state officials are trapping sea lions NOW! Please call the Governors’ offices and tell them to CALL OFF THE CULL! Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber:
- phone: (503) 378-4582
- email: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml
- facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnkitzhaber
- twitter: @govkitz
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire:
- phone: (360) 902-4111
- email: http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/
- facebook: https://www.facebook.com/govgregoire
- twitter: @govgregoire
Don’t let them tell you this is a “federal” matter - THE STATES APPLIED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR AUTHORIZATION TO KILL THE SEA LIONS!
For more information go to: http://savemistythedolphin.blogspot.com/2012/04/advocates-guide-to-scapegoated-sea.html
Be sure to sign the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/director-office-of-protected-resources-noaa-don-t-kill-the-bonneville-sea-lions
That’s just horrible! I am speechless.
There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.
– Jacques Cousteau
If Seaworld is so educational, why do most people still know more about dinosaurs than dolphins after visiting a marine mammal circus?