The crude cage is about 15 feet x15 feet, only five feet
deep. This tiny cage holds eight bottlenose dolphins. The Mexican
capture team is building a bigger cage and reportedly has plans
to capture more dolphins.
Ric O'Barry -- Marine Mammal Specialist with One Voice, France
-- is on his way to Haiti to deal with this tragic situation.
The dolphins are suffering tremendously. We urgently need your
help to save them. Please take the time to send a polite message
to the new Haitian Minister of Environment. Ask him to confiscate
the dolphins. Explain to him the cruelty connected with wild dolphin
captures, and point out to him that Haiti is going to receive
a great deal of bad publicity as a result of this capture. If
you represent an organization, please type your message on letterhead
and fax or mail it to the Minister. (Or do both, to make sure
he receives it.)
Send your letter to:
Monsieur Yves Andre Wainwright
Ministère de l'Environnement
181, Haut Turgeau
Phone: (509) 245-7572/(509)245-9309
Fax: 509 245-7360
Some of the departing regime is still in the palace in Port-au-Prince.
They may intercept your message to the Minister. Therefore, we
need a copy of your letter so that we can hand deliver it to the
Minister and the media.
Please fax a copy of you letter to CSI in the United States at:
You may also call the minister to ask if your message got through.
Please send a copy of your e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We need to put pressure on the government to do the right thing.
Every letter counts. We have a real chance at getting these dolphins
out of their cage and returned to the open sea.
Thank you so much.