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5/2012: The WTO has ruled the US dolphin-safe tuna label doesn't comply with certain WTO standards; therefore, the label could be weakened, leading to unnecessary dolphin deaths and rendering consumers unable to determine if products are dolphin-safe. We need your help now more than ever! Please sign below to save the dolphin-safe tuna label!
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Dolphin-safe tuna may not be so "dolphin-safe" anymore. Recently the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the dolphin-safe tuna label may be interfering with Mexico's tuna production. The dolphin-safe label implies the tuna isn't caught using methods that can seriously injure or kill dolphins — methods that are banned in US waters but still practiced in Mexico.

Mexico claims it cannot afford to operate strictly under the dolphin-safe classification, and therefore the US standards for tuna shouldn't be as confining as they are. The WTO's ruling means that dolphins are in danger of being wounded or killed simply for higher profits in the tuna fishing industry.

We can't sacrifice the survival of these highly intelligent and inspiring animals merely to broaden trade options. Contact the WTO and ask them to reinstate the validity of the dolphin-safe tuna label.

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Dear WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy:

I am concerned about the World Trade Organization's recent ruling to downplay the importance of the dolphin-safe tuna label.

The label was originally instated because previous methods — such as purse-seining — involved using large nets placed around the swimming dolphins to catch the tuna they're feeding on. The process leaves many dolphins fatally injured or even dead. However, the implementation of the dolphin-safe label saved the lives of countless dolphins.

But Mexico wants the dolphin-safe tuna label downplayed because it says it cannot afford to use only dolphin-safe methods. In response to growing pressure from Mexico, the WTO released a ruling stating the label is more prohibitive than need be. This could mean disaster for the porpoises.

It's simply absurd that the WTO would sacrifice the safety of a magnificent creature for the advancement of trade. Please do not underestimate the importance of the dolphin-safe tuna label and reinstate it's validity immediately.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Apr 20, 2014 Nancy Miller
Apr 19, 2014 Kerrie Kiefer
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 18, 2014 karen kenney
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Kathryn Bernhard-Brizzee Don't dilute the dolphin-safe label. It's useful and I will not buy tuna without it.
Apr 17, 2014 Marsha Thompson
Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg Please keep the faith and keep dolphin safe labeling meaningful--I depend on it!
Apr 16, 2014 Christy Walters
Apr 16, 2014 Delores Peddycoart
Apr 16, 2014 Victoria Eberwein
Apr 16, 2014 Bernadette Santos
Apr 16, 2014 Janice Thompson
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Loreen Spangler
Apr 16, 2014 Sissi Seguret
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Periel Stanfield We need "dolphin safe" to really be dolphin safe!
Apr 16, 2014 Wendi Straddeck Mexico's claims it cannot afford to operate under Humane laws is a ludicrous reason for us to change our labeling. Why should we lower our standards just because they have no desire to do the right thing.
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 pete rorvik
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 marion Daniel
Apr 14, 2014 rachel christian
Apr 14, 2014 Samantha Haas
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 c lc ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 Jere Springer
Apr 13, 2014 W.Jean Breighner
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 13, 2014 Nicole Schmidt
Apr 13, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 12, 2014 Lisa Griffin
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Frost
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 Kristin Churray
Apr 11, 2014 Heather Morava
Apr 11, 2014 Jamie deruiter
Apr 11, 2014 Martina Bioenergy This is super urgent and needs your courage! Thank you! Don't allow excuses!
Apr 11, 2014 gabriele jefferson
Apr 11, 2014 ave riisberg
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 Tonya Howard
Apr 10, 2014 Laura Serna

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