Target: Bob Iger, CEO of Disney
Goal: Have Disney place a warning during Finding Dory to not purchase blue tang “Dory” fish.
Despite the film’s anti-captivity message, the release of the movie Finding Nemo caused a spike in the sale of clownfish. A similar trend is expected after the release of the sequel, Finding Dory. This time it will be the blue tang fish in demand, better known as the “Dory” fish.
Pet stores were able to keep up with the clownfish demand because clownfish can be bred in captivity. The blue tang cannot be bred in captivity. This means that the only way to keep up with demand will be to take blue tang from the oceans and deplete the population.
This is a potentially dangerous situation for our oceans. It is important to keep equilibrium in nature and to disturb it as little as possible. Sign this petition and ask Disney to warn fans about the unfortunate consequences of buying blue tang fish.
Dear Mr. Iger,
One of this year’s most anticipated films is your very own Finding Dory. After the release of Finding Nemo, clownfish sales spiked, and a similar trend is expected after the release of Finding Dory. Blue tang fish, the same species as Dory, are expected to be in high demand after the release of the movie.
Stores were able to keep up with the clownfish demand back in the early 2000s because clownfish can be bred in captivity. Blue tang fish cannot be bred in captivity which means that in order to meet the demand, countless blue tang will be taken from their homes and families to be put in a tank. This transition is very stressful and can even lead to the fish’s death.
Please consider putting a warning at the beginning of Finding Dory to warn the public of the dangers of buying blue tang fish. It is important to educate the public on this issue and to conserve our earth’s natural wonder.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium