Olivia Mandle, 14 years old
The Joanna Toole Foundation does not
usually get involved with social media campaigning but this is a good
campaign and one that my Jo would have supported so I have signed it
on behalf of the Joanna Toole Foundation and Olivia will mention Jo and the JTF on her website.
16:42, Olivia Mandle wrote:
Hi Joanna Toole
I'm Olivia Mandle, I'm 14 years old and live in Barcelona, Spain.
I consider myself a climate warrior and an animal rights activist. I
am recognized as a Mini-Hero by the Jane Goodall Institute and its
educational program Roots & Shoots, and this past November, I had
the great pleasure of receiving the International Award for my
projects and my fight for animals from the Jane Goodall Global
I have a
campaign on the Change.org platform with the hashtag
#Noespaisparadelfines, where I ask the Spanish Government for a Law
Prohibiting Dolphin Parks in Spain including the Canary Islands.
Currently I have more than 102,000 signatures, but they are not
enough to get Spain to stop being the Biggest Prison in Europe for
dolphins and cetaceans.
In October I
achieved that an important number of Senators approved and registered
a Motion of Law in the Spanish Senate. This was a very important
step, but it is not enough. Currently the powerful lobby of dolphin
parks and aquariums is putting pressure on the Government so that the
Motion does not go ahead. I am waiting to go to the plenary session
of the Government together with some renowned biologists, to be able
to fight and continue working to pass a law just as France has
recently done and as many countries have already passed: Cyprus,
Slovenia, Croatia, Costa Rica, Chile, and India.
This law would
not only allow future dolphins and cetaceans to be born, grow,
reproduce and die in their habitat and in freedom, but it would also
set a precedent for other types of animals in captivity. We must put
an end to this terrifying triangle: "capture - trade - shows".
Now, I NEED YOUR
I would love to
count on your organization’s support for my campaign. If you could
please sign, support and share it as much as possible within your
organization and with your followers across all media platforms that
you use. We need to put the maximum amount of pressure on the
politicians to make this law possible.
Dr. Jane Goodall
always says: “Only TOGETHER can we make a difference.” The more
people who join my campaign, the stronger we will become, and the
sooner we will put an end to dolphin parks in Spain and set a
precedent for those in other countries.
Here is the link
to sign the campaign, as well as my social media profiles:
Twitter: @oliviamandle Web: www.oliviamandle.com
Wishing you a
happy, healthy and SUSTAINABLE 2022! Thank you very much,