I saw that The Andersons in Maumee (Ohio) carries fish from New Zealand. It made me upset. I talked to the lady at the counter and then I talked to the front desk. I've just written them this letter too. I hope they stop carrying it and support me in saving the Maui dolphins. You can get help too! You can write a letter to your grocery store (or to Andersons too!) to make sure they do not have fish from New Zealand. You can just copy my letter and use it!
"Did you know that the fisheries in New Zealand fish in and near the protected Maui's dolphin habitat? The Mauis dolphins are critically endangered. They are the smallest cetacean on earth and will be the first to go extinct from humans. There are only about 40 left.
The Maui dolphins are dying because fishing nets are killing them. They eat the fish you carry and are getting caught in the nets. They can only hold their breath for 2 and a half minutes.
I’ve dedicated myself to spreading the word about this problem. I ask that you stop carrying fish from New Zealand in support of saving the Maui's dolphins."
I want to donate $1,000 to help save the Maui Dolphins. I've dedicated myself to save them because I want to help. It's important that people like me help. It's up to us to help them now because time is running out. The New Zealand government won't save them.
I just donated another $120 with the help of new friends we made on vacation in Massachussetts.... Nantucket Island and Provincetown. Thank you for your support!
Altogether I've now donated $819! My goal is to get to $1,000. I'm almost there!
You can help me reach my goal. Donate online here. Help me save them!
Calista is a wee dolphin champion who opened her heart to the plight of New Zealand's Maui’s dolphins in a big way.
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