WAZA's complicit endorsement of bad zoos and aquariums sets the benchmark for animal captivity very low, and takes away the incentive for "good" zoos and aquariums to improve the standards for animals in captivity.
If successful, the #ShameWAZA campaign will have implications that reach beyond stopping WAZA members from purchasing drive hunt dolphins. It will create a precedent for WAZA to enact and enforce their animal welfare Code of Ethics, which will benefit thousands of captive animals all around the world.
To learn more, or to take part in the campaign, simply sign the petition, and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #ShameWAZA.
The #ShameWAZA campaign is being led Australia for Dolphins. AFD is working towards legal protection for small cetaceans (dolphins and other small whales). The organization's primary goal is to bring an end to the inhumane hunts which kill tens of thousands of small cetaceans annually. To learn more, please visit www.afd.org.au.