Empty the Tanks 2021: Advocate From Home!
We’re inviting you to join us on May 8 for the 9th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide Event!
This year, our global event will once again be held online, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. No matter where you live, we’d love for you to join us and spend the day advocating on behalf of captive cetaceans! (While most public events have been cancelled, there are some event organizers that have decided to do live, in-person event with all COVID safety protocols and measures being followed).
People around the world are ready to move beyond this pandemic and get back into the wilderness of their own lives. And guess what? Captive dolphins feel the same way, every day. So this year, our message is simple: “They are tired of lockdown, too”.
We are encouraging everyone to use May 8 as a day of advocating from home. Get out your posters and costumes, download and print one of our new yard signs, make your own signs, create sidewalk art, or paint murals in your house windows! The sky is the limit so create a display in your yard or home to advocate for cetaceans and let the world know that dolphins and whales are tired of captivity, too.
You can go simple, or you can go BIG. You can participate by taking pictures or by making a short video. Whatever you choose, be sure to use this day to advocate for the dolphins and whales that will still be trapped in captivity, long after this pandemic ends.
On May 8, post your pictures and videos to social media using the hashtag #EmptyTheTanks. Empty the Tanks and Dolphin Project will share photos and videos from around the world to help remind everyone that we are still in this fight together!
To make things even more fun, the three most creative submissions will receive a prize pack from Empty the Tanks. We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this year’s virtual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event on May 8, 2021.
Locations with in-person events:
United States –
SeaWorld Orlando, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/234512651215831/
SeaWorld San Diego, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/834607434072699/
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL: https://www.facebook.com/events/122419879789320/
Miami Seaquarium, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183336122107335/
Clearwater, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/465707884703699/
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD: https://www.facebook.com/events/751185175565706/
Paris, France: https://www.facebook.com/events/3879720348803344/
West of France: https://www.facebook.com/events/282897496610609/
South of France (May 15th): https://www.facebook.com/events/424974125611500/
Tenerife, Spain: https://www.facebook.com/events/329353645488135/
Coffs Harbour, NSW: https://www.facebook.com/events/264364507572589/
Sea World Gold Coast (May 15th): https://www.facebook.com/events/1559506580926571/
Durban, South Africa: https://www.facebook.com/events/736029670404775