8 ways to help dolphins during physical isolation

Apr 07, 2020 by afdadmin
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While it’s tough being stuck at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep busy saving marine life.

There are many ways you can continue to help – read on to hear our top 8 ideas!

  1. Sign and share a petition 

Signing a petition is one of the best ways you can stay active on key issues. 

The lethal shark nets in Noosa, Queensland have already killed 472 innocent marine animals – including 26 dolphins. These lethal nets made headlines recently after trapping a helpless baby whale. 

Help keep the pressure up and please sign the petition to remove Noosa’s deadly shark nets: 

  1. Cast a free vote to help dolphins 

Cast your free vote for Action for Dolphins and give us a chance to win some of the $200,000 My Giving Circle is giving away to help animals. 

The process is quick and easy, and your vote could help keep up the fight to save Taiji dolphins. Considering the latest horrific season claimed the lives of 560 dolphins, and a further 180 dolphins were stolen from the wild for captivity, they really need your help right now.

Please click here to go to the My Giving Circle website, and put ‘Action for Dolphins’ as your  #1 charity: https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/action-for-dolphins/

  1.  Contact the Queensland Premier about shark nets

13,000 animals were killed in Queensland’s lethal shark nets and drumlines last year. And more die every day. Getting these cruel traps out of the ocean should be a matter of urgency.

Please click here to read our letter to the state Premier – and follow the directions to contact her yourself:

  1. Spread awareness on social media

Paul de Gelder was attacked by a bull shark and lost a leg and a hand – now he fights to protect sharks from cruel nets that kill thousands of marine animals every year. 

Please click here to share Paul’s inspirational video, and help educate people about how important sharks are for the health of our oceans.

  1. Support marine life by scoring some merch 

Cruelty to marine animals doesn’t stop during COVID-19 – and neither does our work to protect them. We’re pushing forward with all of our campaigns. 

Please consider supporting marine life by purchasing one of our branded tees – there’s heaps to choose from, and they all share an important message about conservation! 

Head to our store here: https://action-for-dolphins.myshopify.com/

Our cute shark net tees!
  1. Reduce the impact of your products on the ocean

By switching your products to ethical and environmentally friendly options, you can radically reduce your environmental footprint. 

Cutting out single use plastic, using microbead-free personal and cleaning products, repurposing things rather than disposing of them, and removing fish from your diet are some of the most effective ways to make an impact. 

Check out our ‘10 ways to reduce ocean plastic’ blog to learn more.

Credit: Sea Change Project
  1. Teach your kids about marine animals

There are heaps of activities to keep kids engaged while learning about the incredible underwater world. It’s a great way to foster respect for animals at a young age. 

Check out this website for some fun ideas: https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/learning-about-ocean-animals/

  1. Stay home….and drink wine!

When you shop through Goodwill wine, a huge 50% of profits will go to AFD when you select us as your chosen charity. And their home delivery service means you don’t need to set foot outside your front door.

Check out their huge range of reds, whites, and gift packs available –  they’re all 100% vegan and use recycled cartons. 

Note: Goodwill wines are only available to our supporters in Australia.

So while you might need to stay home, it doesn’t mean you need to stop taking action to protect marine life.

We hope all you wonderful dolphin defenders are staying healthy and safe.