The New York Whale and Dolphin Action League


LABOR DAY PROTEST-NY AQUARIUM

Monday, September 6, 2004, 1-3 PM (Boardwalk Entrance)

WHY DO WE HAVE ARCTIC BELUGA WHALES IN NEW YORK CITY?

Please join us from 1 PM-3 PM to distribute information protesting the enslavement of wild-caught beluga whales in small, concrete tanks. For more info call 914-793-9186.

What better day to protest for the freedom from the slave labor and imprisonment of exploited dolphins and whales than Labor Day?

COME AND JOIN US as we distribute our literature and petitions: ANTI-CAPTIVITY, ANTI-SONAR, DRIVE-FISHERY / DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER / AQUARIUM CONNECTION, ANTI-WHALING, ANTI-IWC / RMS.

There are three Arctic Beluga Whales at the New York Aquarium endlessly encircling three small "holding" tanks. Life in these unnatural concrete tanks is shortened, maddeningly monotonous, chlorine-blindness-inducing, and silent. In the wild, Belugas are known as the "CANARIES OF THE SEA." The Beluga "CANARIES OF THE SEA" in the New York Aquarium are SILENT.

These large, silent, often-blind Belugas are kept in concrete tanks at an enormous expense to the City of New York. Comments from visitors to the NYA:

"I can't stand to see them swimming around in circles." • "They look so unhappy. It makes me feel sad they are so restricted." • "Money spent on keeping these marine mammals would be better spent on real education programs."

There is a lot of grief being experienced in the aqua zoo and anyone who can stand with us for a short time the whales, seals and dolphins would deeply appreciate it. Anyone needing transportation from Westchester or NYC (Manhattan) please call 914-793-9186.

DIRECTIONS

The New York Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue & West 8th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11224.

BY CAR From Manhattan:
Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (I-478) to the Brooklyn-Queens Expwy. (I-278) to the Belt Pkwy. east to Exit 7 (Ocean Pkwy). Turn right onto Ocean Pkwy. and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.

From Long Island & Queens:
Belt Pkwy. west to Exit 7B (Ocean Pkwy.). Turn left onto Ocean Pkwy. and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.

From Connecticut, Westchester County and the Bronx:
Hutchinson River Pkwy. (I-678) south, over Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, and continue south of I-678 (Whitestone Pkwy.) to Van Wyck Expwy., then Belt Pkwy. west to Exit 7B (Ocean Pkwy.). Turn left onto Ocean Pkwy. and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.

From Staten Island:
Staten Island Expwy. (I-278) east across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, to Belt Pkwy. east to Exit 7s (Ocean Pkwy. south). Ocean Pkwy. to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.

From New Jersey:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Goethals Bridge (exit 13) to the Staten Island Expwy (I-278). Follow the "From Staten Island" directions.

BY SUBWAY: Take either the D train to the Stillwell Avenue station or the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

BY BUS: B36 to Surf Ave. and West 8th St.; or B68 to Surf Ave. and West 5th St., walk three blocks west. (Other bus routes in Brooklyn, as well as buses from other boroughs intersect with B36 and B68.) Call New York City Transit Authority for Specific Routes: 718-330-1234.


The New York Whale and Dolphin Action League
PO Box 273, Yonkers, NY 10707 USA
Phone: 914-793-9186
Email: ny4whales@optonline.net
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