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Ask WWF & Indonesia to stop supporting traveling dolphin shows

February 4, 2013
by

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




BACKGROUND | SOURCE: ARTIST FOR THE OCEAN

WWF Indonesia supports dolphin travel shows by collaborating with ANCOL (a resort destination located along Jakarta’s waterfront).   ANCOL owns a dolphin travel show in Indonesia in which also baby bears and otters are abused.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Twitter Tag: #WWFShame @WWF_ID

Please voice on WWF’s facebook site that you want them to cut their ties with ANCOL and stop supporting the dolphin shows at the following:

http://www.facebook.com/WWFIndonesia and http://www.facebook.com/WWF

Twitter:

@WWF_ID

Email: 

menhut@dephut.com

Postal:

Mininister of Forestry of Indonesia
Departemen Kehutanan (Ministry of Forestry), Gedung 1 Lantai 3
Alamat Kantor : Gedung Manggala Wanabakti, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta

Telephone:

(021) 573-1820


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Upcoming Discussions Feb 5th with JAAN:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4107359806676&set=a.1049521082619.2007797.1363482391&type=1&theater

The Truth About WWF | Source Animal Liberation Front:

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/AR_Orgs/TruthaboutWWF.htm

Jakarta Post Article:

In 2012, the “Stop supporting traveling dolphin circuses” campaign, which was supported by the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JANN), garnered 91,591 signatures. As a result, the website says, Hero Group retail giant has announced that it does not support animal cruelty and will no longer allow the dolphin circus to use the parking lots of any of its stores throughout Indonesia for shows.

Source: http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01/20/online-activists-gather-change.html


SAMPLE COMMENT FOR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Please cut your ties with ANCOL and stop supporting the dolphin shows!


SAMPLE LETTER TO MINISTER OF FORESTRY OF INDONESIA

To Whom It Concerns,

I am writing today to encourage the Minister of Forestry of Indonesia to stop supporting traveling dolphin circuses by encouraging WWF Indonesia to discontinue its collaboration with ANCOL. These beings have been subjected to cruel enslavement and imprisonment while forced to endure inadequate space, inferior medical treatment, and care.  They endure lack of companionship and involuntary training while made to perform tricks to the delight of apathetic audiences. As the result of a more attentive and compassionate group, however, individuals comprising a large global audience concerned with these animals have been respectfully offering scientific and medical evidence establishing the debilitating natures to which these animals are exposed. Sadly, however, corporate greed and indifference have resulted in their deteriorating mental and physical states.

Although you may assert that humane protocols must be followed in accordance with International Marine Care standards, the visual evidence validates the position that these directives are often ignored in favor of park management profit. As such, I hope you make the compassionate decision to discontinue your support of the traveling dolphin circuses and reject complicity in the unethical industry that profits from their suffering. However, as long as WWF Indonesia and ANCOL continues to unnecessarily capitalize on the exploitation, imprisonment, and maltreatment of them, I will not financially support Indonesia. It is important to recognize that consumers are increasingly rejecting those organizations and destinations that are complicit in the suffering and unnecessary treatment of animals by shifting their loyalties to those that do not participate in the exploitation of them, and I hope that you will extend such an ethical and empathetic gesture as well.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal; I look forward to a positive response.

Sincerely,

NAME


in freedom

My eyes reflect the blue of the sea
When they are in freedom, naturally
I can jump up so high
Chase and play
Catch my food
This is the dolphin way
But when in a small space
Entrapped and alone
Or even with others
All I can do is moan
The blue sea reflection
Flickers then dies
Lost in man’s deception
Why bother to try

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


10 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 4, 2013 2:34 pm

    in freedom

    My eyes reflect the blue of the sea
    When they are in freedom, naturally
    I can jump up so high
    Chase and play
    Catch my food
    This is the dolphin way
    But when in a small space
    Entrapped and alone
    Or even with others
    All I can do is moan
    The blue sea reflection
    Flickers then dies
    Lost in man’s deception
    Why bother to try

    • February 4, 2013 3:18 pm

      a heartbreaking but hauntingly beautiful Karen, really thought provoking!

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        February 5, 2013 12:44 pm

        thank you florence

  2. February 4, 2013 3:16 pm

    email sent and left two messages on their FB wall and sent tweetes on twitter why is the WWF doing this im so upset i support WWF with monthly donations and told them in my email that i can not and will not support an organization that supports dolphins in captivity Thanks Stacey shared in several places

    • February 4, 2013 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, hon. And that’s good you will discontinue donating to them; they really do misrepresent themselves. They were founded by hunters. :(

    • February 7, 2013 1:38 am

      I am totally disillusioned after hearing about this. My world is now upside down.

      I was going to organize a big group of people to do a rubbish pick action & buy WWF t-shirts to promote them as part of the Earth Hour 60+ “I will If You Will” / “Ini Aksiku Mana Aksimu” campaign..

      Now I just feel sick!

      I am also really dissapointed and upset that I missed the Open Discussion in Jakarta on Feb 5 with Rick O’Barry & JAAN about the Sirkus Lumba/Dolphin Circus and the dolphins in Bali. I only just found out about it today!..He is a hero!

      If you are in Bali – he & JAAN are doing presentation and screening on the 9th Feb!

      • February 8, 2013 2:04 pm

        I do wish i could go because RickO’Barry is a hero of mine as well i just dont hae the finances but if i did ‘d be right there beside you my friend truly would Youre a great person and i applaudyou for speaking out and standing up too many people sit back and allow this suffering its tragic if only we all spokeout it wouldnt happen its really sad
        heres two links to aricles i found on WWF its eally upsetting o i warn you before you read them you will be MAD
        1) http://www.animalliberationfront.com/AR_Orgs/TruthaboutWWF.htm

        2)http://www.wickedwildlifefund.com/test.html
        Please shre this inormation with people s everyone should kno about WWF

      • February 8, 2013 3:44 pm

        Ilsa, I felt the same when I learned of WWF. They are very deceptive. Florence, thank you so much for the information, hon, it is VERY distressing to know the truth about WWF. I remember how upset I was when I first learned about them. Dirty bastards is what they are.

  3. LINDABADHAM permalink
    February 4, 2013 3:20 pm

    WHO GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO ACTUALLY TAKE WILD DOLPHINS AND KEEP THEM IN CAPTIVITY. WORSE STILL TO EARN MONEY FROM THEM!!! THIS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. NO PERSON ON THIS PLANET CAN EVER CLAIM TO OWN A WILD ANIMAL – HOW CAN YOU TAKE A FREE SPIRIT AND SAY ITS YOURS ??? SO BLOODY WRONG. THIS SHOULD BE A CRIME !

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