"With more than 1300 members, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the world’s largest network of zoos and aquariums.
WAZA’s mission is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums, and like-minded organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.
One would think, therefore, that it would be impossible for a dolphinarium that is linked to the Japanese dolphin slaughter to be accepted as a WAZA member. But it is not. WAZA has welcomed several such dolphinariums into their umbrella organization, thereby giving them their stamp of credibility.
Most of the approximately 500 dolphins currently held in Japan’s 50 dolphinariums were captured during a violent and deadly dolphin drive hunt. Many of these Japanese dolphinariums are members of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, also known as JAZA. Despite the fact that JAZA members keep the brutal dolphin hunt alive by doing business with the dolphin killers, WAZA welcomes JAZA as an association member!”
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter/ sign this petion telling WAZA to expel all facilities that provide direct or indirect support for the drive capture of dolphins.
Tagged: #WAZA #save japan dolphins #dolphinariums
3:11:00 @ 7/28/2011