Friday, August 14, 2015

Your Dolphin Outlook Weekly!

Act now to save dolphins before they’re slaughtered in this season’s dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan.

Every day between September and March, wild dolphins are herded into a cove and brutally hacked to death.
One man has the power to stop the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan and spare thousands of beautiful and intelligent animals from an agonising death.
Please sign the global petition telling the Governor of Wakayama NOT to approve the permit for this season’s dolphin hunts.
Tell him dolphins should not die a slow, painful death from trauma and blood loss.
We only have until 1st September to convince him not to sign the dolphin death warrant.
When you sign, the governor will know about it. We are updating him every few days, and when we reach the target of 100,000 signatures, we will deliver the petition to him at his office in Wakayama.
Please act now to put pressure on this key decision maker and save thousands of dolphins with your signature.
Dolphin hunting in Japan is not a ‘tradition’ or part of the culture. And dolphin hunters are not poor people struggling to feed their families – they turn up for ‘work’ in luxury cars that have been paid for with the blood of dolphins.
There is growing global pressure to stop the cruel dolphin hunts - that’s why dolphin hunters go to great lengths to hide their brutality. But the blood-red waters around Taiji give them away.
The Governor of Wakayama knows the world is watching. He is answerable to public pressure, meaning he is a vital weak point in dolphin hunting’s despicable business network.
Will you join Australia for Dolphins and animal lovers around the world to apply massive pressure to this man?
Australia for Dolphins is a small, Australia-based charity that defends dolphins, whales and other animals from cruelty.
Our passionate supporters have already crippled the market for dolphins captured in the drive hunts. Now we need to save the poor dolphin families who are left behind and butchered for their meat.
Please help with this important action and spare dolphins from horrific pain.
Sign and share the petition now. Your signature could help save thousands of dolphins.
Drive hunting dolphins
Australia for Dolphins


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Contacts: Sarah Uhlemann, (206) 327-2344, suhlemann@biologicaldiversity.org      
Joanna Nasar, (415) 488-7711, joanna@tirn.net
Kimiko Martinez, (310) 434-2344, kmartinez@nrdc.org

Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don't Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection

WASHINGTON— The National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed major regulations prohibiting the import of seafood into the United States from fisheries that kill whales and dolphins in excess of U.S. standards. Under the new rules, all fisheries worldwide will have to comply with essentially the same marine mammal protection requirements as U.S. fishermen or face an embargo from the lucrative U.S. seafood market.

“The new regulations will force countries to meet U.S. conservation standards if they want access to this market, saving thousands of whales and dolphins from dying on hooks and in fishing nets around the world,” said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The U.S. government has finally recognized that all seafood consumed in the United States must be ‘dolphin-safe.’ ”

Scientists estimate that each year more than 650,000 whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals are caught and killed in fishing gear. These animals are unintentional “bycatch” of commercial fisheries and either drown or are tossed overboard to die from their injuries.

“Many people are unaware of the carnage caused by poorly regulated foreign fisheries,” said Zak Smith, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Marine Mammal Protection Project. “With good rules, we can put our money where our mouths — and hearts — are, leveling the playing field for American fisherman who are already working to reduce bycatch and spreading protections for marine mammals worldwide. Whales and dolphins have suffered long enough.”

Since 1972 the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act has prohibited the United States from allowing seafood to enter the country unless it meets U.S. whale and dolphin standards. But for the past 40 years, the federal government has largely ignored the ban. In 2014 the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Turtle Island Restoration Network filed suit in the Court of International Trade to enforce the import requirement, and today’s regulations were proposed pursuant to the resulting settlement.

“The public demands and the U.S. can — and by law, must — wield its tremendous purchasing power to save dolphins and whales from foreign fishing nets,” said Todd Steiner, biologist and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network. “We have the right to ensure that the seafood sold in the U.S. is caught in ways that minimize the death and injury of marine mammals.”

Despite U.S. efforts to protect marine mammals in its own waters, fishing gear continues to pose the most significant threat to whale and dolphin conservation worldwide. For example, the critically imperiled vaquita — the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise — is being driven extinct by gillnets in Mexico’s Gulf of California. The most recent scientific estimates suggest that only around 50 vaquita remain. But under these new regulations, shrimp from this region would be barred from entering the United States if Mexico does not meet the more protective U.S. marine mammal protection standards. These standards may include modifying fishing gear and closing fishing in some areas to limit the risk of entanglement.

Americans consume 5 billion pounds of seafood per year, including tuna, swordfish, shrimp and cod. About 90 percent of that seafood is imported, and about half is wild-caught.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 900,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.
Turtle Island Restoration Network is an international marine conservation organization headquartered in California whose 150,000+ members and online activists work to protect sea turtles and marine biodiversity in the United States and around the world. Visit us atSeaturtles.org. Visit our online ‘Got Mercury’ at https://seaturtles.org/programs/mercury/ to find out how much mercury is in your seafood.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.


Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.


It’s summer, and thousands of people are swimming, surfing, paddling and enjoying the ocean off the California coast.


Click here to add your name now.

Sign now to keep dolphins from dying in nets >>


But other locals in California’s ocean face a real danger this summer.
Hundreds of marine animals are at risk of being captured and drowned in deadly drift gillnets targeting swordfish off the California coast. Nine endangered or particularly vulnerable marine species, including common bottlenose dolphins, need special protections from drift gillnets.

For many species if even one of these animals is killed it can affect the health and recovery of the entire population. And if we don’t speak up before August 13, these dolphins will not have the safeguards necessary to protect them from deadly nets.


Add your name today to help win protections for dolphins, sea turtles and whales at risk of being killed in nets >>

In the coming weeks, the Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet to make a life-changing decision for these dolphins.

The Council will vote on whether to establish hard caps on the numbers of nine imperiled species that can be caught in swordfish drift gillnets before the fishery is shut down. The State of California has proposed setting strict caps of one to two animals for some species, but they need our support.
The Council dragged its feet and put off enacting these protections at its last meeting. For the endangered and vulnerable marine animals at risk, we can’t let that happen again.

Your voice can win needed protections, but the Council needs to hear from you before August 13. With your help, we’ve won protections for endangered species from this wasteful fishery before, and we can do it again.


Dolphins need you – Please sign our petition now >>

This is a fight we’ve been in for a while now. With your help, we’re making real progress toward protecting dolphins, whales and sea turtles from this wasteful fishery. Please, help us win these protections.

U.S. to World: You’d Better Protect Whales and Dolphins If You Want Us to Eat Your Seafood. New regulations could help save some of the 650,000 marine mammals caught in fishing gear every year.

You’ve probably heard about dolphin-safe tuna. Well, how about dolphin-safe shrimp, whale-safe lobster, and porpoise-safe halibut?

Those don’t exist today, but they could soon become the norm thanks to new rules proposed this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The proposed rules would require nations whose seafood and related products are imported to the United States to follow the same rules American fishers must follow to protect whales and dolphins under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. To do so, they would need to demonstrate that they have established conservation or regulatory programs designed to protect marine mammals. That might mean using new kinds of fishing gear or even closing off certain areas to fishing to protect imperiled species.

The U.S. imports about 90 percent of its seafood, half of which is wild-caught.

An analysis published by the Natural Resources Defense Council in 2014 estimated that 650,000 whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals are injured or die as bycatch in fishing gear every year. That’s enough to put many species at risk and push some toward extinction.

The new rules—which cover fish, mollusks (such as scallops), and crustaceans (such as shrimp and lobster)—could help to dramatically reduce that bycatch. The fisheries service called this “one of the most significant steps in the global conservation of marine mammals in decades.” It also said it would level the playing field for U.S. fishers who follow strict existing regulations.

All of this codifies standards that have been in place since 1972 but not implemented—except in the case of tuna—until now, said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which with other conservation organizations petitioned the fisheries agency in 2008 to protect swordfish under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The process kicked off by that initial petition and a subsequent lawsuit filed by the environmental group culminated in this week’s proposed rules.


Police responded with rescue crews Sunday and said Steve-O had an inflatable whale and a sign about SeaWorld. Last year, he was fined after changing a freeway sign to read, "SeaWorld Sucks."














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Steve-O was live.
Actor protested against SeaWorld
 · 12 hrs · Facebook Mentions · 
Anyone wanna bail me out of jail?

Steve-O was live.
Actor protested against SeaWorld
 · 12 hrs · Facebook Mentions · 
Let's do this live.











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Steve-O's anti-SeaWorld activism has landed him in trouble again, after the Jackass stuntman was arrested for climbing a 100-foot crane at a Hollywood...
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Wow! ‪#‎SteveO‬ was arrested last night for climbing a crane in Hollywood and standing up for what he believes in with an inflatable whale to share that ‪#‎SeaWorldSucks‬. Did he deserve to be arrested? People are saying‪#‎FreeSteveO‬!