We would like to extend our thanks to actor and TV presenter Dominic Monaghan who last night helped spread the word about captive orca Morgan via social media.
Following the release of the 'Blackfish' movie documentary, many more celebrities have also been adding their voice to those speaking out for captive dolphins around the world. Model Joanna Krupa has said she is "sick to [her] stomach watching Blackfish... Human beings can be so heartless and disgusting!" and actor Matthew Modine is asking, "Can we finally put an end to SeaWorld and their like?".
A change of heart has also occurred in members of Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. They announced two days ago that they will not perform their scheduled gig at marine entertainment park SeaWorld. This comes after they watched the documentary 'Blackfish' and after fans created an online petition asking them to reconsider the event. They Tweeted yesterday that "We've talked things over, and decided not to play at SeaWorld at this time." They also released a news article on their website which further explains their position.
Following BNL's reaction to their fans, to 'Blackfish' and to the plight of captive orca, an online petition has been created asking Willie Nelson to reconsider his scheduled performance at SeaWorld.
In this 21st Century, social media platforms really are providing us all with a loud voice that we can use to communicate with the world the topics and issues we are concerned about!
Recently, we at Orca Aware have discovered a new way to raise awareness about welfare concerns of orca. Thunderclaps are timed social media posts that people can sign up to in order to create a crowd-speaking platform. Anyone who has joined a Thunderclap will have the same post blasted across their social media sites at exactly the same time, "creating a wave of attention".
A Thunderclap has been created by our friends at Fins and Fluke for orca Morgan and they "are asking YOU to speak up for Morgan and her chance at freedom." Why are they doing this? "In sharing our message together at the same time we are standing up together and raising awareness for Morgan. Her upcoming hearing, December 3rd 2013, gives us a chance to get the message out to the public about her demise at Loro Parque. It's time for Morgan to go home to her real family!"
Morgan's Thunderclap already has a social reach of over half a million people and if you donate a status, even more people will learn about her situation. To find out who Morgan is and why she deserves your support, please visit Free Morgan Foundation.
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