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From:  INGRID FOGGITT
Date:  Mon Jul 24, 2000  4:54 pm
Subject:  Fw: Dolphin Petition


-----Original Message-----
From: Charmaine Visser
To: SignWriting List ;
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; Roy Huntley
; Dudu Ngidi ;
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Date: 24 July 2000 06:03
Subject: Dolphin Petition


SAY NO NOW - NO TO CAPTIVITY AND NO TO CAPTURE OF WILD DOLPHINS

Please sign petition at bottom of page and pass it on to like minded people.

33 Not Out - Port Elizabeth Oceanarium decides to go ahead with capture of
wild dolphins. Despite the fact that 33 dolphins have died at the Port
Elizabeth Oceanarium, 16 of those during or shortly after capture, this
facility's board of directors voted on the 18th November 1999 to proceed
with the capture of wild dolphins to restock their dolphin pool.

The proposed wild capture will most certainly disrupt and effect the wild
population after from which the captured dolphins stand a very good chance
of dying due to the stress of the operation. If they do survive the capture
they will be imprisoned in a bleak cement pool bearing no resemblance to
their natural environment.

If this life sentence is not enough to endure, these dolphins will then be
trained to entertain visitors to the complex. How does one go about
training a wild dolphin to perform unnatural acts and to accept human
trainers?

If you have any doubts about this captive industry, please visit these
pages for information on dolphins (and whales) in captivity:
http://www.wag.co.za/dolphins/captivity.html
http://www.wag.co.za/root_news/oceanarium.html
http://www.wag.co.za/dolphins/cetacean_slaughter.html

- many dolphins and whales are bought from these drive fisheries.

Sign your name and forward to anyone you feel will have a deep concern
for the environment. Once the total reaches 50, email back to Protect
Our Dolphins on <>

To assist us in consolidating the emails and delete duplicate names,
please do not use the "forward" or "reply" functions in your email.
These functions insert (in many cases) a ">" sign which builds up every
time the message is "forwarded". Please start a NEW mail message, and
copy and paste the message you received into the new message. Then sign the
petition and send it to your recipients. Many thanks:)

NOTE: IF YOU CAN'T, ARE NOT NO. 50 AND CAN'T REACH MORE PEOPLE, PLEASE SEND
BACK WHAT YOU HAVE. IF YOU REACH 50 PLEASE SEND IT BACK, AND START A NEW ONE
TO PASS ON SO THE MESSAGE DOES NOT DIE.

We the undersigned hereby petition the Minister of Environmental Affairs and
Tourism, Mr Valli Moosa, to urgently stop the issuing of permits for the
capture of wild dolphins and to call an in-depth enquiry into the dolphin
captivity industry.

Number Name / email or fax / short address

1. Ted Jaworski, Cape Town, South Africa
2. Stefan Jaworski, Johannesburg, South Africa
3. Brett Henry , Surrey, England
4. Lloyd Sharp, Surrey, England
5. Jimmy Eichenberger Johannesburg, South Africa
6. Michele Eichenberger Johannesburg, South Africa
7. Ben Krawchuk Johannesburg, South Africa
8. Lara Krawchuk Johannesburg, South Africa
9. Nadine Mostert Johannesburg,South Africa
10. Tania Landman JHB, RSA
11. Joanna Raczynska, JHB South Africa
12. Deirdre van Zyl, JHB RSA
13. Lisa Nicholas, Harare, Zimbabwe.
14. Anne Nicholas, P.O. Box BW 878, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: 263-4-884823
Fax: 263-4-751428
E-mail:
15. Brett Niven, London, UK
16. Louise Masson, London, UK
17. Chris Brown, UK
18. David Hort, P.E., South Africa,
19. Bridget Goldfeder, Durban, SA, fax 031 7050159,
email:
20. John Powell, Durban, SA, Fax 031 705 5342. e-mail
21 . charmaine de beer , durban , 031 - 5602600 ,

22. Marlene Filmalter, Pietermartizburg, 033 - 3862284 .

23. Janine Stander, Pietermaritzburg, 033 3476608
24. Sally Ball, Pietermaritzburg, 033 3948800
24. Charleen van Lingen, Pietermaritzburg,
25. CELESTE FLEMING-JOHANNESBURG
26. Charmaine Visser - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
27 Hilda Visser - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
28. Ingrid Foggitt - Kloof, South Africa

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