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20 May 2001 Issue
May 26, 2001 Protest

from Donald Barnes - DBARNES1@satx.rr.com 

Saturday, May 26th, is not only Memorial Day weekend, but is also the beginning of Marine Animal Protection Week. What better time to protest on behalf of dolphins?

Your help is needed to pressure Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas, into giving up their plans to dig a pit for dolphin. Recent experiments done with mirrors has proven that dolphin are self-aware, and keeping them captive in sterile aquarium tanks instead of the freedom of their natural ocean home is undoubtedly cruel. Texas State Aquarium (TSA) has not yet reached their funding goals, but tentative plans are to break ground this fall.

The protest will be held from 11:30 AM until 2 PM and we will meet at the street entrance to TSA. We will have a rental truck (8 by 12 foot sign) on the street in certain view of visitors to the aquarium. We are still working on the message, but it will be "Boycott TSA" or "Exploiting dolphin for dollars," etc.

We will have a 50-foot houseboat in the bay immediately behind TSA and easily visible from the shore. The boat will be fitted with an even larger sign and will have a speaker system on board to allow clear messages to be sent across the water to the aquarium.

An airplane out of Houston will circle over the aquarium from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM trailing a banner which reads, "TSA DOLPHIN will suffer 4 $$$"

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