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seaworld correspondance: [Jul. 28th, 2010|12:05 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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From: recrea33 [mailto:recrea33@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:00 PM
To: SWC-Education
Subject: Dolphins

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a biology teacher, considering a school trip to your establishment, but, having just watched 'The Cove', I feel i must ask you where you source your dolphins from. i sincerely hope it is not from Taiji, and if not i would be even further encouraged if your education program was actively campaigning against this barbaric practice. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance,

Yours Sincerely,

Stuart Harris (BSc)


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Dear Mr. Harris;

Thank you for your email.

We have seen the "The Cove" and were moved by the senseless and violent slaughter of those animals. SeaWorld is opposed to the drive fisheries in Japan and does not support, fund or acquire dolphins from the drive fisheries. The filmmakers know this. U.S. law also prohibits animals from those hunts from entering the United States. The filmmakers know that too.

SeaWorld is a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA). We strictly prohibit any zoological park and aquarium from joining the organization if the facility acquires animals from the drive fisheries. Current Alliance members, including SeaWorld, do not have animals from the fisheries. The Alliance, along with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), another organization in which SeaWorld is a leading member, are campaigning to end to this practice. For example, the Alliance, with the voice of 51 member marine-life parks, aquariums and zoological parks, has urged U.S. government agencies to proactively work with the government of Japan to end the drive fisheries. Also, a Web site, sponsored by AZA (SeaWorld is a member), provides the opportunity to sign a petition pushing for the end of the drive fisheries -- http://actfordolphins.org/help.html.

As an aside, SeaWorld has also not collected any animals from the wild in nearly 25 years. We have one of the finest marine mammal breeding programs in the world. The vast majority of animals in our zoological population, including 83 percent of our dolphins, were born in our park. And the presence of SeaWorld does not and has never had a bearing on the existence of the Japanese cetacean shore hunt that began in Taiji more than 335 years ago.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

swbg-animals.org

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nothing yet from 'His Excellency Mr Shin Ebihara Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary' unsurprisingly.

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Comments:
[User Picture]From: goremeister_666
2010-07-28 07:15 pm (UTC)
hello,
i see that you have added my journal, i added you back as i do have some friends locked entries. see u around the campfire.
lora
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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2010-07-28 07:54 pm (UTC)

welcome to the campfire!

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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2010-07-28 07:56 pm (UTC)

Re: welcome to the campfire!

i love campfires!
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