You are never too young to make a difference in this world. Today’s youth is the next generation of animal and planetary activists. There are many ways for you to help wild and captive cetaceans.
Start today by creating an Empty the Tanks Club in your neighborhood or school.
Project and event ideas for your Empty the Tanks Club:
Share your passion for ending dolphin and whale captivity by hosting a screening of one of these great documentaries.
Afterwards, your club and those invited to the screening can discuss the film and what everyone thought of it.
You don’t need to live next to an ocean to have a beach cleanup. Trash and pollution is everywhere and any small piece can find its way into our oceans. Dolphins, whales and all marine creatures need a clean habitat to survive and you can help ensure that by organizing a cleanup in your neighborhood.
This is a great way to get even more people involved in the issue of saving our oceans and ending dolphin and whale captivity. You can create a short presentation about why you care about these animals and how you are helping them. Be creative! You can include posters and movie clips — then tell others to join your Empty the Tanks club.
Go to your local market or grocery store and ask them if you can pass out brochures to the customers that are there shopping. You can help create new conversations with people who might not know anything about dolphin and whale captivity. You can download and print the Empty the Tanks brochure under our EDUCATION section.
You don’t have to be 18 to talk to the representatives in your state. Create a petition asking them to ban dolphin and whale captivity in your state. Even if there are no dolphins or whales currently in captivity near you, a ban would eliminate the possibility of a new business coming to town.
Your Empty the Tanks Club can write letters to places that keep cetaceans in captivity and ask them to retire their animals to sea side sanctuaries. You can ask your family and friends to also write a letter and either mail them in or deliver them in person.
We have kids shirts available for your club too! And if you send an email to Rachel@emptythetanks.org we will mail you a special Empty the Tanks Club certificate.