5 Easy Ways to Help Animals This World Oceans Day

Posted on by Nirali Shah

1. Help Stop SeaWorld From Setting Up Shop in Dubai

Even though its business is failing in the United States, SeaWorld wants to take its abusement park to Dubai, a tourist destination known for innovative and exciting architecture, luxury shopping, and beautiful beaches—not animal abuse. Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced that it will no longer breed orcas, and while we know that orcas will not be imprisoned at a SeaWorld park in Dubai, other marine animals such as bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales, seals, and many more, will suffer.

What You Can Do

Urge the government of Dubai to say NO to SeaWorld.


2. Help Stop Đà Nẵng’s Plans to Build a Dolphin Park

Capturing dolphins from the wild tears families apart, and training wild dolphins to perform tricks typically involves food deprivation or isolation. As a result, many of them become listless and depressed. Most captive dolphins die far short of their natural life expectancy. Vietnam is taking a huge step backward by planning this dolphin prison.

What You Can Do

Sign the petition to the head of the Đà Nẵng People’s Committee asking him to end the plans to support this cruel form of entertainment.


3. Tell Canada to End Its Shameful Seal Slaughter

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Each year, the Canadian government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. During the slaughter, baby seals—many of whom are 3 months old or younger—are shot or repeatedly clubbed.

What You Can Do

Please write to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian ambassadors around the world to demand that they end the massacre immediately.


4. Avoid All Marine Parks and Aquariums

In marine parks around the world, orcas exist in tanks barely longer than the length of their bodies, dolphins are used as tourist photo props, and fish of all species live in a world measured in liters. These intelligent, social, and complex animals are denied everything that is natural and important to them.

What You Can Do

Please pledge never to visit any place that profits from live animals. Ticket sales mean misery for these animals.


5. Speak Out for ALL Ocean Inhabitants

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Did you know that lobsters, crabs, and other sea animals feel pain? Because lobsters, for example, do not have a centralized nervous system—but instead have ganglia, or masses of nerve tissue, spread throughout their bodies—their agony can be prolonged. A lobster’s nervous system continues to function even after the animal has been dismembered.

What You Can Do

The easiest thing that you can do to help all sea animals is not to eat them.