So thanks to the quick actions of a handful of core activists the petition counts went up to 5,000 in under 24 hours. It's currently at 7100 and counting.
It also caused this: Warnings from activists overnight pushed the subject to a global viral level.
Simon Cowell has always been outspoken against animal abuse of any kind so I was shocked at the latest news of XTra Factor shooting a segment with captive dolphins that were captured from questionable or unknown sources.
An informal Twitterstorm was the reaction from the activists who joined in the fire Donna had started.
It prompted this a few hours later.
and then after more prompting...
On Digital Spy: Posted on September 30, 2014 Simon Cowell has responded to an online petition which called on scenes involving The X Factor contestants with dolphins to be scrapped.
A preview for next weekend's Xtra Factor episodes, filmed at Judges' Houses, showed the final six boys attending a dolphin show, as well as swimming with the animals.
The final six boys at the judges houses stage on The X Factor 2014 © ITV / Thames TV/Syco An online petition was signed over 7,000 times, as fans called on Cowell to take action, with its creator Donna Iliffe-Pollard explaining that she hoped "to appeal to Simon Cowell's animal loving nature, encouraging him into reconsidering putting this segment in next weekends show (sic)."