Ask WWF & Indonesia to stop supporting traveling dolphin shows
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:
Mininister of Forestry of Indonesia
Departemen Kehutanan (Ministry of Forestry), Gedung 1 Lantai 3
Alamat Kantor : Gedung Manggala Wanabakti, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta
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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.
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.
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