PLEASE HELP KEIKO TO STAY A "FREE WILLI"!!!!!!
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Betreff: KEIKO NEEDS OUR HELP
Datum: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 23:36:10 -0700
Von: "Paul Spong" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An: "Orcalab" <email@example.com>
September 4, 2002
KEIKO NEEDS OUR HELP
As you may know, Keiko has been swimming free in the North Atlantic for
more than a month now... during this time he traversed the ocean between
Iceland and Norway, finally arriving near the coastal community of
Kristiansund on August 28th. The next day photos were taken of him that
showed Keiko to be in perfect condition, proving beyond doubt that he is
able to feed and fend for himself. This was GREAT news! Two days later
Keiko moved on, heading north along the coast of Norway. He soon
encountered a small boat with a family on board that was out for a day's
fishing - after making contact with the children and accepting fish from
them, Keiko followed the boat into a small fjord called Skaalvikfjord
and the port town of Halsa. His presence caused a great stir because he
was quickly recognised as the famous star of the film Free Willy. People
flocked to the shore to see him, boats crowded around, kids jumped into
the water, media arrived.Only the overnight arrival of Keiko project
staff, who had been tracking Keiko via his satellite & radio tags,
prevented the situation from becoming a circus.
They quickly sought & gained the cooperation of much of the
community.Nevertheless, when the story got out, some very scary &
serious developments took place.Most alarming was the call by one
apparently respected whale researcher to kill Keiko “for his own good”.
Judging by the reaction within and outside Norway, this sentiment is not
likely to determine the outcome of Keiko’s foray into Norway. However,
Norway is a country determined to continue killing whales in the face of
world opinion, and because of that Keiko may well be in great danger.
What is needed NOW is an appeal from people around the world to the
government of Norway to act quickly to protect Keiko.
This, then, is an appeal to YOU to help Keiko, NOW.
PLEASE, before you do anything else today, go to
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/norway1.htm and locate a Norwegian
embassy or consulate in your country. Phone or fax your appeal to Norway
to protect Keiko.Remember that phoning or faxing gets more attention
than an email, so please take the time.
You can also send a message directly to the government of Norway. The
Ministry of Environment has a message board at
http://odin.dep.no/md/global/kontakt/index-b-n-a.jsp. The Ministry of
Fisheries can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +47 22
24 90 90 or fax +47 22 24 95 85.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
As ever, we send out best wishes to you all,
Paul & Helena
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