Queensland is now the only state in Australia that is still breeding dolphins for entertainment and profit, with Sea World on the Gold Coast being one of the largest captive dolphin venues in the world.
Bottlenose dolphins are not threatened in nature, and are listed as of “least concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. The only reason Sea World continues to breed dolphins is to make profit by forcing them to perform humiliating circus-style tricks for a dwindling number of spectators.
Cetaceans belong in the wild and deserve to live freely.
Join us on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 10:00 am for a peaceful and family friendly gathering, to show Sea World Australia that we are united in this fight to stop any more dolphins being bred into a life in captivity in Australia.
Emma Hurst, NSW MP for Animal Justice Party, who had a major win on 26 February 2021 with new regulations which will effectively stop any future dolphin ‘abuse-ment’ park from setting up, and end the captive breeding of dolphins, in NSW.
The Animal Justice Party is running a petition with the Queensland Parliament, closing on 9 April. The petition calls for the state government to ban the breeding and import of dolphins and other cetaceans for entertainment and will be referred to the relevant minister for a reply. Adding your name to this petition is a chance to tell the minister that Queenslanders no longer want this outdated, cruel 'entertainment' in our state! Sign the petition here:
Chay Neal, Executive Director for Animal Liberation Queensland (ALQ). ALQ is an independent animal rights organisation, founded in 1979, which advocates the rights of non-human animals so that they may live free from abuse, cruelty, and exploitation. ALQ is urging Queenslanders to write to their MP to ban dolphin breeding in QLD: https://alq.org.au/ban-dolphin-breeding
Ben Pearson, Head of Campaigns, World Animal Protection Australia. World Animal Protection is a global animal welfare organisation and have been campaigning for over 50 years to end animal cruelty and suffering.
Pledge to defend dolphins and only see them in the wild: https://www.worldanimalprotection.org.au/take-action/defend-dolphins?id=K2021W42
Find out more about World Animal Protection Australia here: https://www.worldanimalprotection.org.au/
Date: Saturday 10 April 2021
Time: 10.00 am sharp - 11.00 am
Speakers: Emma Hurst, Ben Pearson and Chay Neal