The recent documentaries Blackfish, The Cove and Blood Dolphins show that putting dolphins and orcas in captivity is unethical and cruel, ripping them from their families that they would normally grow up with and depriving them of the freedom of the open ocean, instead confining them to small concrete tanks to do tricks for dead fish.
Please help today by taking the following action steps:
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2. WATCH THIS PSA FEATURING LOLITA AND SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS
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4. MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY FREE OF CAPTIVE DOLPHIN FACILITIES
View our ACTIVISM GUIDES for more information.
If you are in the Miami area, join one of the monthly protests at the Seaquarium.
5. CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES
Please call write and email each person at each agency below and strongly request that action be taken to ensure public safety at the Miami seaquarium. Ask why Dade County Building and Zoning and Fire Marshal are allowing the Seaquarium to “slide by,” endangering the lives of paying customers.
Click here to learn more about the violations. Explain to them that if the Miami Seaquarium can not meet 2004 safety and fire code standards the park should not be permitted to remain open to the public.
Mr. David Check
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0782
Mr. Tom Gallagher
State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0342
Mr. Charlie Crist
Attorney General – State of Florida
Department of Legal Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Dr. Barbara Kohn
USDA, APHIS Animal Care
4700 River Rd.,
Unit 84 Riverdale,
ph 301 734 8271
fax 301 734 4978
Ask why they continually allow Miami Seaquarium to operate
when it is sub-standard to their own laws. [Lolita’s Tank]
Call, fax, or write to National Marine Fisheries Service and request a current Marine Mammal Inventory Report (MMIR) for the Miami Seaquarium. You must fax or write. E-mail not accepted.
National Marine Fisheries Service
ATTN: Jennefer Skidmore
1335 E-W Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Do not support companies like Princess Cruises (a division of Carnival Cruises) that endorse animal cruelty at the Seaquarium. Call or write to Princess and Carnival and politely ask them to join the good fight.
Dean Brown, Executive Vice President
Tori Benson (Public Relations)
Princess Cruises (Corporate Headquarters)
24305 Town Center Drive,
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4999
Micky Arison – CEO Carnival Cruises.
3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178
Phone: (305) 599-2600
Fax: (305) 406-4700
SAMPLE LETTER to Princess Cruises
HELP SPREAD THE WORD – Let your friends, family, school mates, and service club members know about the problem of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity.