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Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain: Numerous Orcas and Dolphins in captivity. Please take action: one petition, one sample message

October 5, 2010

By Anne Holmberg (Can only be seen if you have a valid Facebook account)

Dear friends,

In the Atlantic Ocean are some Paradise islands especially for Northern European tourists. Canaries Islands. One of them is Tenerife. Here are many Orcas and Dolphins in captivity to entertain these visitors in a place called Loro Parque..

Look how many Orcas  and Dolphins in the pictures. In addition, sea lions, penguins and parrots.

We all know that Orcas and Dolphins are the animals who are least able to be in captivity. They suffer so terribly.

I want this park closed.




SAMPLE MESSAGE (Courtesy of Luciana)

ESTIMADOS: tenemos una preocupacion muy grande en nuestros corazones. Como explicar a nuestros hijos que el abuso contra las especies animales esta mal y al mismo tiempo los llevamos a parques donde tienen animales en cautiverio? Esto no tiene sentido. Por mas que un parque le provea lo mejor que pueda a un animal para su comodidad, esto no remueve la esclavitud a la que se le somete y esto en este siglo es algo que como padres no podemos apoyar. El conocimiento de que estos seres son sensibles, tienen un ambito social, un sistema nervioso hace inhumano el mantenerlos prisioneros en un parque y lucrar de esa esclavitud. No apoyamos sus actividades y con el tiempo se daran cuenta que menos personal so hacen, al pasar el tiempo tenemos que reflexionar sobre nuestro impacto no solo entre nuestra especie sino tambien con otras especies. El ejemplo que dejan al esclavizar a animales es un muy mal impacto.



Dolphin Slaughter Exposed by Eco-Activists, The Cove: Five actions you can take right now

SAMPLE MESSAGE (Can be used for any similar protests, just modify the beginning)

To Whom It Concerns,

I am writing today to encourage Loro Parque to relinquish the whales and other marine mammals and fish back to their natural habitat. These beings have been subjected to horrific enslavement, imprisoned by you, forced to endure inadequate space, inferior medical treatment and care, lack of companionship, and involuntary training, made to perform tricks to the delight of apathetic and ignorant audiences.  As the result of a more attentive and compassionate group, individuals comprising a large global audience concerned with these animals have been respectfully offering scientific and medical evidence establishing the debilitating natures to which you expose them.  Sadly, however, corporate greed and indifference have resulted in their deteriorating mental and physical states. By refusing to release them, you are establishing your approval of animal cruelty, and I am appalled to learn of your deliberate involvement in the exploitation of animals.

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; nevertheless, establishing a threshold of humane treatment is ambiguous at best, these standards being implemented by those with questionable interests, its oversight managed by those who exploit animals for funds. Furthermore, although you may be unaware of such acquisition procedures, many dolphins are captured during a yearly, epic slaughter in Japan as documented in “The Cove”, a chronicle of the savage and once secretive butchery as inflicted on these decidedly sentient creatures. As such, it is important to recognize that all animals, fundamentally valuable beyond monetary benefit, are being exploited in demonstrably cruel and unnecessary manners. Additionally, many of these captive animals still display behaviours typical of those calling to their family members while other animals continually languish as well.

I hope you make the compassionate decision to discontinue your imprisonment of them and reject complicity in the unethical industry that profits from their suffering. However, as long as you continue to unnecessarily capitalize on the exploitation, imprisonment, and maltreatment of them, I will not financially support you. It is important to recognize that consumers are increasingly rejecting those businesses that are complicit in the suffering and unnecessary treatment of animals by shifting their loyalties to those companies that do not participate in the exploitation of them, and I hope that you will extend such an ethical and empathetic gesture as well.

I look forward to a positive response.




The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity

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Imprisoned for Life: Marine Mammals in Captivity – P 1/2

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Imprisoned for Life: Marine Mammals in Captivity – P 2

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And a beautiful and very descriptive poem from our amazing poet, Karen …

orcas and dolphins belong in the sea

swimming and being what they

were born to be captivity,

in a small watery cage

is beyond cruel confinement

and not very sage

cetaceans have intelligence

on a par or higher than man

to be trapped in a marine park

for them is a garbage can

for entertainment tenerife

should not depend

on these glorious creatures

let their incarceration end!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2010 3:48 am

    menesklig skam-


  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 6, 2010 7:07 am

    there are not enough words
    to thank you for what you do
    you work so very hard
    to get your messages through
    to salvage our planet
    to help all creatures
    who on this earth dwell
    to restore a sweet heaven
    to a world that is
    becoming a hell
    you are the moral compass
    you point which way to go
    more people shall follow
    the goodness will grow


  3. Rita Stieberger permalink
    October 7, 2010 5:21 pm

    I want this park closed.


  4. May 20, 2014 6:22 am

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