Target: British Prime Minister, David Cameron
Goal: Thank the people of the United Kingdom for showing concern for marine mammals
In a recent survey taken by United Kingdom citizens, nearly ninety percent of them said they would not want to visit a place that keeps marine mammals captive. The Born Free Foundation and an ecotourism business called Responsible Travel got the results from over two thousand people who took the survey in the U.K., and the survey clearly shows that visiting shows where dolphins and whales are forced to do tricks is no longer something that British tourists want to engage in.
In general, people in the U.K. have a known reputation for supporting animal welfare issues, and no marine mammals are kept on display in their country. This is a stark contrast to United States residents. A 2012 poll revealed that only about fifty percent of U.S. citizens opposed marine mammal captivity.
Organizations against the captivity of animals hope that these new survey results will help change public attitudes all around the world. Activists continue to plan for the closure of these well established facilities. Marine mammals activists will do what ever they can to spread the word, but it is great to hear that the majority of British residents already agree to shut down these popular western tourist attractions.
Please sign this petition to thank the U.K. for their support in closing down animal captivities and their support of animal welfare.
Dear Prime Minister David Cameron,
It is great news to hear that 90% of Brits have no intention of ever visiting an establishment that locks marine mammals in tanks to do tricks for big audiences. With this attitude, so much can be accomplished to stop businesses that hold animals in captivity. If more surveys like this are done and more documentaries such as Blackfish are released, then we will begin seeing a change.
Tourism companies and people in this line of business need to respond to the new public attitude and close down their inhumane establishments. Thankfully, the United Kingdom is already ahead of the pack in their attitudes toward captive bred marine animals. Thank you for supporting animal welfare.
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