Photo credit: ammpa.org
Did you know that Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (which includes SeaWorld and many other marine parks) has long opposed the Taiji drive fisheries?
Maybe that’s because the most vocal activist organizations refuse to acknowledge facts in the face on the agenda.
Remember that theme?
We wrote about our vehement opposition to the dolphin drives at the beginning of the “season.” In that post we wondered what it would be like if everyone worked together to affect real change. Alas, some not only refuse to do that, that are wasting precious effort on muddying the bloody waters by attacking American marine parks and aquariums.
Aquariums that have been vocally against these drive hunts.
Here are the facts:
- The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and all of their members oppose these drive fisheries.
- Any facility that participates or receives animals from these hunts are not eligible to join the Alliance.
- It is against US law to import animals that were acquired from these type of hunts.
The AMMPA and their member organizations have been engaged in a social media effort to call attention to this issue. Unfortunately, they have also had to spend valuable resources correcting the lies. Those resources could have been spent calling attention to the horrific dolphin drives…
You can check out a couple of their tweets below:
What do the extremists gain from ignoring these facts? Achieving their main goal: furthering the narrative of lies against respectable aquariums.
Sure they care about stopping the slaughter at Taiji but they aren’t actually focussed on that. How do we know? Because they aren’t focused on moving Japanese public opinion on the issue to actually BAN these slaughters once and for all.
If you haven’t noticed, SeaWorld and other zoos don’t actually make public policy in Japan and other countries where these slaughters take place.
Instead, these extremists are focusing their energy on shutting down accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States that have no participation in these hunts.
Yeah, we know, it makes no sense to us as well.
But then again, these organizations and their mouth pieces have no standards. They’ll say anything, do anything to make you believe their lies.
Check out a few resources: