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10000 Dolphins For Brussels. Join Us!

captive dolphinWDCS, together with OceanCare and with the support of SEA LIFE, is giving your pupils the chance to take part in a creative project to represent the children of Europe during an event at the European Parliament in Brussels.

It is easy to see why people love dolphins and why they have such a strong desire to see them up-close, but the wild is where whales and dolphins should be.No matter how spacious, no captive facility can ever provide such far-ranging, highly social and highly intelligent animals with the stimulation they need for a good quality of life.

12 European Union States don't keep these animals in captivity but 15 do, holding almost 300 dolphins between them.

Make your origami for dolphinsWe are engaging children in Europe in the creation of 10,000 origami whales and dolphins that will be presented to the European Parliament this October. The origami dolphins represent the children’s views on captivity, asking the Parliament to better protect whales and dolphins currently in captivity and to phase out dolphin aquariums within the EU.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Hundreds of children in the UK and Germany in particular have already created their origami dolphins, and we are now inviting schools in Belgium to get involved by:

1. Creating your own origami dolphins to add to those already made;
2. Making a giant piñata dolphin which will be filled with all the origami we collect. The children would be involved in presenting these origami dolphins to the parliamentary delegates by breaking up the piñata to release them.
3. Emailing Jess at education@wdcs.org to register your interest in getting involved and joining us at the European Parliament.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage your pupils in a politically and environmentally exciting project!

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