Friday, April 19, 2013
Blowing Up Tanzanian Dolphins for Sharkbait. Actions to take if you disagree.
April 18 at 7:45pm until July 1 at 10:45pm in EDT
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PLEASE TAKE THESE 3 IMPORTANT STEPS TO INFORM JAKAYA KIKWETE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, THAT KILLING DOLPHINS AND SHARKS FOR SHARK FIN SOUP IS BARBARIC AND MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY:
► 1. SIGN & SHARE WIDELY THIS PETITION: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/701/204/671/tanzania-stop-dynamiting-dolphins-and-using-them-as-shark-bait
► 2. SEND HIM TWEETS: https://twitter.com/jmkikwete @jmkikwete
► 3. COMMENT ON HIS FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Kikwete, please keep in mind that you need to COMMENT on a post that is ALREADY THERE, since his page doesn't allow posts by others.
YOU ALSO CONTACT THE MINISTRY OF LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT:
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development
PO BOX 9152
Dar es Salaam
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
In Tanzania, Africa, dynamite fisherman have been blowing up dolphins and using them as bait in the profitable shark-fin trade in the Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park. The dolphins are protected in the marine park and also protected under the country’s fisheries regulations.
The Tanga region marine park is located on the northern coastline of Tanzania. It has an important regional coral reef ecosystem, and is also important habitat for other endangered species such as the dugong, sea turtles and migratory birds.
Tell Tanzania to stop the destructive dynamite fishing. Besides exposing tourists to this barbaric and cruel fishing method, it is very destructive to the entire ecosystem. Furthermore, hunting sharks for their fins should be banned as many shark species are approaching extinction. Stop this gruesome and destructive practice.
Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists' http://www.gadling.com/2013/04/18/tanzania-government-to-fishermen-stop-catching-dolphins-it-up
Tourism fears as dolphins blown up http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2013/tourism-fears-as-dolphins-blown-up
Tanzania: Dolphin Hunting in Pangani Worries Tourism Stakeholders http://allafrica.com/stories/201304150052.html