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Please, let the dolphins go
Discarded fishing lines kill whales! Watch the Mexican Navy help rescuers free an entangled humpback whale.
A Child's Appeal
The International Whaling Commission
ce·ta·cean n: any of an order of aquatic mostly marine mammals that includes whales, porpoises, dolphins, and related forms. (Merriam Webster)
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NY4WHALES has a land-based wildlife project! Visit us at https://ny4wildlife.org/ to learn about our extensive and ongoing work for birds and other wildlife, both in the field and in our lawmakers' offices!
August, 2017: Cetacean Activists are celebrating!
Mexico City has banned all dolphin entertainment shows, including Swim With The Dolphin and Dolphin Assisted Therapies!
Meanwhile, France has banned breeding of captive whales and dolphins!
Several captive cetacean sanctuaries are "in the works" around the world; watch this site for updates!
September 1, 2017: JAPAN DOLPHIN DAY
Our annual rally for the lives of dolphins herded into the infamous Taiji "Cove" to be slaughtered or sold into misery-captivity. 49th and Park Avenue, (NE corner), NYC 4-6pm.
Ric O'Barry writes:
"Between the months of September and March, approximately 2000 dolphins of
various species will be subject to harassment, injury, capture and slaughter,
all in the name of greed and ignorance. We are calling on YOU to help us end
the horror – by letting the Japanese government know that these crimes against
nature are unacceptable to the rest of the world. Together, we must speak out
against these atrocities, while informing others about this tragedy."
NY4WHALES AT WORK
ANOTHER YEAR - ANOTHER JAPAN DOLPHIN DAY
For over 10 years, NY4Whales has organized the New York location of the International Japan Dolphin Day, and with other groups, including Sea Shepherd, Friends of Animals United (FAUN) and Win Animal Rights (WAR) have helped raise the global call to end the slaughter of dolphins associated with the obscene captivity industry's never-ending quest for entertainment dolphins. Despite massive international objections and even an award-winning documentary, "The Cove," the notorious "DOLPHIN DRIVE FISHERIES" continue. In Taiji, Japan, after the beautiful young dolphins are separated from their families for captivity enslavement, the pods are killed, tens of thousands each year.. Join us on September 1, 2016. If you've seen the award-winning documentary, THE COVE, you know what this is about. WATCH THIS PAGE for updates on times and locations. For more: https://dolphinproject.net/japan-dolphins-day-2016/
In May, June and July, NY4Whales sponsored and presented three screenings of the award-winning film: TAKE BACK YOUR POWER which exposes the very real danger caused by our wifi devices: everything from cell phones and tablets, to portable phones and Smart Meters. What are they doing to our bodies, our children, our brains - and OUR WILDLIFE?
There have been thousands of studies, most recently by a government agency, the National Toxicology Program, confirming that EMF radiation does increase the risk of cancers. But the FCC, at the bidding of Big Telecom, has ignored the data disproving claims of EMF safety. Even as the public is awash in a sea of "electrosmog," the FCC is set to approve the 5G rollout - massive amounts of open microwave radiation at 28 gHz radiation across our landscape, with zero oversight. The FCC (not even an agency qualified to create or impose medical standards) has set EMF exposure limits thousands of times higher than medical personnel and scientists have confirmed as safe. Insect life, birds and mammals - and people - all are known to react adversely to microwave radiation. Our advocacy for wildlife - and all the rest - compels us to help expose this latest modern scourge on the earth. If you'd like to see the documentary in your area, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more by watching a video by scientists at https://www.emfscientist.org/, and visit http://www.stopsmartmetersny.org/ and https://takebackyourpower.net/.
A VICTORY AT SEA as TROUBLESOME NAVY NOISE HITS THE WALL
The US Navy's reckless plan to expose whales and all marine life to ear-splitting levels of noise has been halted, at least for now. A July, 2016, federal court ruling found that the Obama Administration must protect whales from low frequency sonar. While citing an intent to flood thousands of square miles of ocean with lethal levels of noise, the court found that a permit authorizing the "take" of thousands of whales and other marine mammals was illegal. NY4Whales has long been a Declarer for plaintiff Cetacean Society International in ongoing legal interventions led by the NRDC, et al., against military sonar and destructive oceanic war games. Read more here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/michael-jasny/major-victory-low-frequency-sonar.
THE CASE AGAINST NSPW-L30AA - NANOSILVER-BASED PESTICIDE
The EPA is being sued by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for conditionally approving a nanosilver based pesticide although acknowledging it may be toxic to aquatic species. NY4Whales told the EPA that the presence of nanosilver particles will predictably extend throughout the food chain risking health compromising ailments in numerous species. By permitting a 4-year conditional registration and use of NSPW-L30SS, the EPA is allowing untested chemicals into the environment creating a burden to wildlife forced to cope with the toxin, as well as to wildlife rehabilitators who will not be able to diagnose the problem, yet spend countless hours and funds to help wildlife in distress.
Read more about it at http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/.
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WHALE NEWS from July, 2016
Some of the news from the world of cetaceans
The New York Whale and Dolphin Action League needs your help! If you can help support our outreach, investigative and legislative efforts and our various education projects, please contact us at 914-793-9186. Tax-deductible donations should be made to Cetacean Society International earmarked for the New York Whale and Dolphin Action League. Numerous volunteer opportunities are also available. Call or email us for more information!
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