April 27 Subcommittee Hearing on Marine Mammals in Captivity

Chair Madeleine Z. Bordallo from Guam
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs Oceans and Wildlife
202-225-1542 – fax
phone 202-225-0691
staffer: Katherine.Romans@ mail.house. gov

Email to Bordallo’s staffer your comments as to why whales and
dolphins don’t belong in captivity. Let’s flood this committee with
messages of NO MORE CAPTIVITY.

Please write also that taxpayer dollars should not subsidize the
operation, building, maintenance, etc. of these facilities, not
existing ones or new-planned ones – such as Solangi’s Ocean Expo –
which feel free to mention by name. Taxpayers should not support
facilities that are a threat to public safety and repeatedly fail to
prevent: 1. injury/death to visitors, trainers or participants in the
swim with the dolphin programs; or 2. mortality-inducing conditions
for whales and dolphins who die in large numbers after a short time in
these inappropriate artificial-habitats . The facilities fail to
educate the public accurately as they present a distorted view of
marine mammals. In addition, display habitats are inherently
unhealthy; they cause high mortality rates in whales and dolphins, and
costly replacements are a constant threat to wild populations around
the world.

Chairwoman Bordallo’s staffer is Katherine Romans, email at
Katherine.Romans@ mail.house. gov
She will make sure the chair gets the comments.

Taffy Williams
New York Whale and Dolphin Action League
PO Box 273
Yonkers, NY 10707 USA
914-395-0017 fax
www.ny4whales. org

Because when we save whales we save ourselves.