For my 8th birthday I asked for money for the dolphins instead of presents. I got a lot of money. I raised $394! I'm really excited to donate this to the Maui dolphins.
Altogether I've now donated $662! My goal is to get to $1,000. I'm almost there!
You can help me get to my goal. Donate online here. Help me save them!
Look - it's me! I'm so excited I'm spreading the word to people.
I thought it was nice that somebody wrote to me about the dolphins and commented on the newspaper. Thank you!
Here is a dead Maui’s or Hector’s dolphin caught in a fishing net. It makes me want to cry. Because when fishing nets are trying to catch fish, they accidentally also catch Maui’s dolphins. Fish are Maui’s dolphins’ food and they are getting caught in the nets when they are trying to get their food or when they're just swimming along. This is also called “bycatch.”
The reason why they are dying in the fishing nets is because they can’t get out and they can only stay under the water for 2 ½ minutes. Dolphins are not fish. They are mammals and they need to breathe air just like you and me. This is a cruel and sad thing and the New Zealand government is not doing their job to protect this from happening.
Help me put pressure on the government so they will say they will help.
Sign the petition!
Every time someone signs the petition, it sends a letter to the New Zealand government. Show them people care - please sign now.
PS. I was spreading the story today with a neighbor. She shared with me these words, "God made these dolphins to enjoy, not destroy!"
Calista is a wee dolphin champion who opened her heart to the plight of New Zealand's Maui’s dolphins in a big way.
Hector's and Maui's Dolphin SOS