Saturday, June 27, 2009

If you won't, who will?

The slaughter of my kind by Japanese commercial fishermen in the name of research is appalling. However, the way to get this barbarism to stop is NOT by attacking their ships. It is by reaching out to the Japanese people, and especially to their children, as well as to the citizens of Iceland and Norway who also still permit the hunting of whales. They must be taught that we beings are intelligent and sentient, and that to harvest us is nothing short of cold-blooded murder. In order to do this, please give your support to the many organizations who are striving to change the hearts and minds of caring people everywhere.
Closer to home, there is nothing you can do about the whales and dolphins who are already trapped in liquid prisons that you call oceanariums. But it is not too late to get the US Government to stop the capture of any more wild marine mammals for public display. Your government justifies this exemption from the Marine Mammal Protection Act by contending that public display serves educational and conservation purposes. This is wrong! To imprison us is cruel and unusual punishment. You do not tolerate it with innocent humans, then why do you allow it to be done to my kind? I urge you to write to your Member of Congress and demand that this practice be stopped. You cannot save my fellow whales and dolphins who are trapped in oceanariums now, but please help save those who currently roam wild and free in the Seven Seas.If you won’t, who will?

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