Dolphins Electrocuted by Fishermen

Date: 2015-10-04 07:07

From: “Jen J., Care2 Action Alerts” <actionalerts@care2.com>
Reply-To: ng-r-11-5062349-8664948-13245029-26066503@australia.care2.com

pbnb reader,

Rare river dolphins in Myanmar are in danger of extinction because fishing operations are illegally using electronic pulses to stun fish in the rivers, sometimes hurting dolphins as well.

Jessica started a petition asking the government in Myanmar to protect these rare dolphins by cracking down on illegal electrofishing. Add your name now to save this species!

[PBNB READER: WHEN YOU GO TO THE PETITION LINK, PLEASE DELETE MY INFORMATION AND JUST ADD YOURS, THAT SHOULD WORK – BUT I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU SO I KNOW THAT MY INFO CAN BE DELETED AND YOUR INFO CAN BE ADDED – BE SURE TO CHECK AND SEE THAT IT IS DEFINITELY YOUR INFO and not mine that has been added][PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME – THANK YOU]   John Vance, pbnb – info sharer

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AtbnD/zQUS/JJ6G

Electrofishing sounds terrifying for water wildlife: copper wires are threaded through nets and then connected to car batteries and high-voltage transformers. A shock is released in the water, stunning fish so they can no longer swim or use their muscles. Then fishermen scoop them all up in their nets.

According to a report in National Geographic, violent gangs of fishermen have recently been taking over the rivers, using higher voltages and killing off all the fish, and in the process some dolphins, too.

Not only have dolphins been injured and killed by this method, but the commercial fishing operations are using electrofishing to gather up all the fish in the rivers, depleting the dolphins’ only food source.

Given how rare these dolphins are, it’s urgent that the government step in and enforce the law by putting an end to electrofishing, but we need to demonstrate the urgency by showing the call is coming from people all over the world who care about dolphins.

Add your name now to protect rare river dolphins in Myanmar from cruel electrofishing:

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AtbnD/zQUS/JJ6G

Thank you for taking action, pbnb reader!

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