Empty the Tanks Worldwide was an idea that first began while I was in Taiji, Japan as a Cove Guardian. I knew coming home would be difficult and I wanted to find a way to continue making a difference. That was how Empty the Tanks got its start.
This isn’t a radical movement to release all the captive marine mammals into the wild. Some of these animals might be great candidates for release, but those that are not should be retired into sea pens, where they can enjoy the rest of their days in natural seawater, feeling the waves of the ocean around them. They should not be worked until their last breath is taken and then thrown out like trash and replaced.
These entertainment parks have no place in the 21st century. We know the level of awareness these animals have. We know their social connections, their eating habits, and natural wild behaviors. You cannot breed natural instincts out of an animal in a handful of generations. These are incredibly social, intelligent beings that are being used to make money. It is animal slavery, and it needs to be brought to the general public’s attention.
Empty the Tanks Worldwide is a public awareness campaign. It is a opportunity to educate the general public about a situation they are simply ignorant to. These annual events will allow activists to reach the public all over the world in a positive and productive way.
Please join us and help get the message out.
Together we can make a stand, make some noise, and empty the tanks worldwide.
Thank you for your support,
“may all beings be wild and free”