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SeaWorld and Discovery Cove? REALLY?

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HesterShaw Sun 02-Feb-14 17:37:04

Dear MNHQ, I think the world of you and this site, but I'm actually horrified that I've just seen an advert from the above companies on the front page.

The news is FULL at the moment of the horrors of the drive hunts at Taiji, Japan and the captive dolphin industry. The film Blackfish has also opened the eyes of the public to the awfulness of life in captivity for killer whales. You must have seen this. Two killer whales have recently been captured from the wild to entertain tourists and competitors at the Sochi Winter Olympics, to worldwide condemnation.

Please please please reconsider having these adverts. It looks like you condone these places.

HesterShaw Sun 02-Feb-14 17:39:38

Having penned that rant, I now can't see the ad, of course...

PuzzleRocks Sun 02-Feb-14 17:40:44

I hadn't noticed the ad but I agree with you, bloody poor show. I have no respect for those who support such an industry. Please reconsider MNHQ.

Fairylea Sun 02-Feb-14 17:42:00

I haven't noticed the ad either yet but if this is the case please, please remove the ad and don't affiliate yourselves with such an awful business.

amyshellfish Sun 02-Feb-14 17:51:28

Bloody poor show mn. The world needs to be educated about how evil these places are.

PuzzleRocks Sun 02-Feb-14 18:03:33

Just spotted.

PuzzleRocks Sun 02-Feb-14 18:10:53

I have reported my post and asked for clarification.

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 02-Feb-14 21:07:19

Hi all, thanks for flagging - we do appreciate it. We'll discuss this with the advertising team, please bear with us.

HesterShaw Sun 02-Feb-14 21:11:07

Thank you Catherine smile.

The thing to remember during discussions is that these companies are absolutely unethical, no matter how much they try and tell you otherwise. Former employees will back this up.

LauraPalmer Sun 02-Feb-14 21:18:03

Thank you Hest for bringing this up and thank you MNHQ for reconsidering your support of these horrid companies.

CosyTeaBags Sun 02-Feb-14 21:22:01

I completely agree with the OP and just wanted to add my vote here. Please reconsider supporting these organizations.

See here WDC on Captivity for more information on the reality of keeping Dolphins and Killer Whales in captivity.

Glad to see the tide is turning against keeping whales and dolphins in captivity for entertainment. MN please reconsider your position on this.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 03-Feb-14 12:08:02

Hi All,

Thanks for bringing these ads to our attention, we've blocked them from running on the site.

JumpingJackSprat Mon 03-Feb-14 20:44:21

Good choice MN!!

HesterShaw Mon 03-Feb-14 21:35:32

Oh thank you so much! grin

You have restored my faith flowers

And thank you for the backup, ladies x

Fairylea Mon 03-Feb-14 21:38:33

Brilliant stuff !

PuzzleRocks Mon 03-Feb-14 22:04:38

Thank you MNHQ, sincerely.

tak1ngchances Mon 03-Feb-14 22:05:22


CosyTeaBags Mon 03-Feb-14 22:51:22

Thank you MNHQ and well done Hester for bringing it to their attention


PuzzleRocks Tue 04-Feb-14 09:22:29

Yes, thanks to Hester too.

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 05-Feb-14 20:50:48

Well done Hester and MNHQ flowers

Coconutty Wed 05-Feb-14 22:32:45

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