Empty the Tanks: “Show’s Over”

Written by on May 23, 2014 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Empty the Tanks 2013. Photo credit: Emily Tripp.

Empty the Tanks 2013. Photo credit: Emily Tripp.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 24, is the second annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event.

On the first-ever Empty the Tanks day, held in July 2013, 24 locations in 12 countries hosted events. The idea for a day dedicated to supporting the anti-captivity movement was started by Rachel Greenhalgh after she spent time as a Cove Guardian in Taiji, Japan.

This year, there are already over 40 events planned. The events aren’t designed to be radical protests, but rather public awareness campaigns and an opportunity to educate the general public about the issue of marine mammal captivity. If you’re interested in participating, find an event near you.

For the latest information, head over to the Empty the Tanks Worldwide Facebook page.

Image courtesy Empty the Tanks Worldwide

Image courtesy Empty the Tanks Worldwide

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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