11th Annual Empty the Tanks Event
Just like us, all species want to be free. When we purchase tickets to aquariums, to swim with the dolphins, and to water parks or zoos, we are supporting venues that condemn creatures to a life in prison. The definition for a civilized society does not stop at human rights, but rather, it applies to the rights of all life-forms.
Show dolphins, for example, are torn
away from their families and their families are brutally slaughtered. They are kept
in small tanks and starved until they learn a trick. Oftentimes, they bang
their heads against the concrete walls where they are kept. So, before we ooh
and aah when watching these silly shows, we must consider the inhumane way they
This weekend, May 13 and 14, is the 11th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide Event. People from all over the globe will say no to the dolphin show, and protest aquariums and the captivity industry. Here is an EVENT MAP to find an Empty the Tanks Worldwide Event near you. If you are unable to attend a public event, you can still participate by making a poster, or download one from HERE and post it to your social media, using the hashtags #SelfieForCetaceans and #EmptyTheTanks.
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