Action, Alerts & Updates
ACTION ALERT! - Maui's Dolphins Killed By New Zealand's Illegal Fishing!
Take action to tell the New Zealand government to stop illegal fishing NOW within the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary! Fishing nets have killed so many Maui's dolphin only 55 adults are alive, abetted by the Government's politically-fueled inaction; this dolphin is so close to extinction! Participate now in the GLOBAL VOICE to tell the New Zealand government that THE WORLD IS WATCHING, and help to keep this dolphin from being exterminated!
Here are ways you can help :
View this just-released surveillance video
from Peter Bethune then join the effort to Save the Maui's dolphin by
following these directions from the video:
- Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you want:
- The Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary extended out to 20 nautical miles from land;
- Gillnets and Trawl Nets banned throughout the Sanctuary;
- The Marine Mammal Sanctuary enforced both night and day.
- Join Peggy Oki's "Let's Face It" Visual Petition campaign for the Critically Endangered Maui's and Hector's Dolphins of New Zealand: www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com. Watch the 3 minute video about the campaign: Campaing Video
STOP ICELAND WHALING
Is the fish you buy supplied by whalers? Find out and join the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society's campaign to shut down Icelandic whaling.
Help Convince the Japaneseto stop eating whales, dolphins and porpoises!
You can help to convince the Japanese public to stop eating meat from whales, dolphins and porpoises! Several tests have proven that cetacean meat consumed in Japan is contaminated with toxins like mercury. After years of denial by previous administrations, the incoming Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety, Ms. Mizuho Fukushima, has agreed to investigate the mercury issues in Japan.
Please add your voice to the thousands of people worldwide asking Minister Mizuho to protect the health of Japanese consumers, with a polite letter supporting her initiative. A sample letter is provided below, or you can express your own comments. All we ask that all comments be polite and respectful, so they will make a positive impression.
Dear Minister Mizuho Fukushima: Scientific studies have demonstrated that dolphin and whale meat is highly toxic and not fit for human consumption, due to contamination from methylmercury, mercury, PCBs, and other poisons. Please prevent any further damage to the health of the Japanese people by banning the sale of dolphin and whale meat immediately. Sincerely, (Your name and contact information)
Please send your letter to: Minister of the Consumer Affairs Agency Ms. Mizuho Fukushima Sanno Park Tower 2-11-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan 100-6178 Fax: +81-3-3500-4640 OR Email your letter to: Keiko Ueda, legislative Aide to Ms. Mizuho Fukushima, Member of the House of Councillors, Social Democratic Party E-mail: email@example.com