Target: Paige Sinclair, CEO of Dolphin Marine Magic
Goal: Retire Bucky, an elderly dolphin with cancer, to an accredited sanctuary.
Dolphin Marine Magic is a marine park located in Australia that is currently forcing a 47-year-old dolphin ridden with cancer to perform daily. The dolphin, named Bucky, is the star of the show and sometimes performs two to three times a day.
Dolphins typically live between 40 and 50 years. At 47, Bucky is at the human equivalent of 80 years old. In addition, a veterinarian noticed lumps in Bucky’s mouth which were later confirmed as cancer. In his poor health, Bucky is still forced to jump through hoops, do flips in the air and drag people across pools.
Sign this petition and demand Bucky is retired to an accredited sanctuary. He does not have much time left, however we could make it the best time of his life.
Dear Ms. Sinclair,
Currently, your facility holds a dolphin, named Bucky, who is 47 years old and sick with cancer. As you probably know, dolphins typically live between 40 and 50 years. At 47, this puts Bucky at the human equivalent of 80 years old.
It is unacceptable, cruel and selfish of you to continue forcing Bucky to perform shows daily, including doing flips, jumping through hoops ad dragging people across pools. Bucky does not have much time left and he deserves to rest for his remaining days.
If you truly care about these animals, then you already know what is best for Bucky. Please retire him to an accredited sanctuary where he can happily live out the rest of his days.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Australia for Dolphins