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Your decision will help prevent these animals from being confined and dominated for our amusement!

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If your are concerned by what you have read, join the growing number of people worldwide who are making the conscious choice NOT to visit marine parks and aquaria with captive whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. It's your decision!

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1) STOP visiting marine parks and aquaria displaying whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. If you don't go, the shows will stop.

2) Let aquaria like Marineland and their corporate sponsors know how you feel. Tell your friends. Write letters-to-the-editor. Tell school boards why you are opposed to field trips to marine parks and aquaria.

3) Write to the:
The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, MP
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
House of Commons
East Block, Room 133
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 (No postage required in Canada)
Fax--+0 (613) 990-7292

Ask the Minister to pass laws to protect whales and dolphins. Right now, we have virtually no legal protection for these animals. Urge the Minister to extend Canada's current ban on the capture of beluga whales in Canadian waters for export, to include Canadian aquaria as well. And request that tough standards for marine mammals in captivity be implemented.  During your visit to the Niagara tourist region, you have choices: You can see captive "nature"-orcas and dolphins who have been forced into lives filled with misery and boredom. Or, you can celebrate the majesty of wild "nature". Niagara Falls is one to the seven wonders of the world and part of the United Nations Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS

  • Does this facility exist primarily to profit by entertaining the public with captive cetaceans?
  • Are they honest and up front about problems, or do they seem very defensive about any such questons?
  • Do I judge captivity by the best or the worse examples? Do I have a right to judge at all?
  • How much "education" just promotes the facility, or the husbandry research to keep their "assets" alive?
  • Will any research actually benefit wild populations? If so, specifically how?
  • What percentage of income is actually spent on research or public education?
  • How much dies this facility contribute, politically or financially, to natural habitat conservaton?

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    - IT'S YOUR CHOICE! -

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