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WDC presents petition to Carnival and asks them to stop exploiting dolphins

WDC presents petition to Carnival and asks them to stop exploiting dolphins

Today, WDC representatives, Rob Lott (End Captivity campaigner) and Julia Thoms (campaigns manager) met with senior Carnival staff at their headquarters in Miami. We were there to present more than 27,000 signatures from WDC supporters who want Carnival to stop offering their cruise ship passengers shore excursions to swim-with-dolphins attractions. If you were one of…

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Will Carnival stop exploiting dolphins? We're making progress.

A massive thank you to everyone who has joined our campaign urging cruise giant, Carnival to stop exploiting dolphins. If you haven’t signed yet, please add your name now. Many swim-with-dolphins facilities in Mexico and the Caribbean exisit primarily to service cruise passengers and we are asking Carnival, as the world’s largest cruise company, to…

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Why Carnival needs to stop exploiting dolphins

Would you believe that more than 550 dolphins are held captive in 68 facilities across Mexico and the Caribbean? These dolphins are imprisoned primarily to amuse cruise ship passengers on ‘shore excursions’. Every day, hundreds of tourists disembark the cruise ships and pour into dolphin theme parks to hug, kiss and swim with the captive…

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WDC's tour operator campaign – an update.

Our advice has always been simple and has always been the same: PLEASE, DON’T BUY A TICKET to any marine park that holds whales and dolphins in captivity. An obvious target for our message in the UK is the travel industry; the hundreds of tour operators and travel agents who, through business partnerships with parks…

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Virgin announcement signals another victory for WDC campaign against captivity shows

Another positive step in WDC’s campaign to end whale and dolphin captivity was taken today with an announcement by Virgin Holidays stating that they will no longer sign up any new attractions that feature captive whales and dolphins for theatrical shows, contact sessions (such as ‘swim-with’ programmes) or other entertainment purposes. The welcome announcement was…

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