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Just say NO!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:59 am
by Philbreart
Don't go and the Cayman dolphin parks will shut down and the dolphin will live. It's that simple!

Got my Attention

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:46 pm
by hellovpsma
Well I for one can say that the information you provide did have a big effect on my decision to not visit the dolphin parks during my Cayman Islands vacation. The photos, videos and other evidence is beyond dispute. These types of places have no place in an educated society.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:26 pm
by dolphinlover
ALL Places to BOYCOTT!

Both dolphin parks in the Cayman Islands are owned by Dale Crighton and Gene Thompson.
Dale Crighton and Gene Thompson ALSO OWN
The Reef Resort
Crighton Property
Several others, list ongoing...

Magazines that Advertise Dolphin Swims, Etc.
Key to Cayman - owned by Cayman Compass, Brian Uzell
Destinations
Good Taste – Owned by Joanna Boxall
New Resident - Owned by Joanna Boxall
Attractions - Owned by Joanna Boxall

Places that Advertise in Magazines WITH Captive Dolphin Parks
Magnum Jewelers
Kirk Freeport
Cayman Villas
Cracked Conch
Osetra Bay
Turtle Farm
Cotton Tree
Spirit of the West
Indepth Watersports!!!
Body Works
Silver Rain
Cayman Taffee
Luca
Ragazzi
Wharf
Cayman Carting
Ritz
Cayman Safari!
Captain Bryans!
Captain Gleason !
Franks Watersports !
Oh Boy
Parasailing Professionals
Sail Cayman
Tours Cayman
Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink
Ortanique
Cathy Church !
Guy Harvey’s Gallery !!! Guy Harvey claims to be environmentally aware – Hypocrate!
Guy Harvey’s Restaurant !! Claims to serve only environment friendly fish???
Lobster Pot
Cayman Helicopters
Deep Sea !
Sea Voyage !
Wall to Wall Diving !
The Retreat at Lookout
Kaibo
Cayman Kayaks
Ocean Frontiers !
Andy’s Car Rental
Avis Cico

!!! These places should REALLY know better!

Anyone who seriously cares about permanently removing the dolphin parks from the Cayman Islands should boycott EVERY SINGLE ESTABLISHMENT ON THIS LIST!

I've been to the Caymans enough to know that there are perfectly suitable or better alternatives to every one of these places. Anyone care to suggest alternatives?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:12 pm
by clairthomas
The diving outfits and Cathy Church really surprised me! We certainly will not be patronizing any of these places.

Question to Keep Dolphin Free - If Cathy Church is on the boycott list, then WHY are you linking to them and saying "This company turns away business from Cayman Islands dolphin parks" on the main page?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:41 pm
by Keep_Dolphin_Free
clairthomas wrote:If Cathy Church is on the boycott list, then WHY are you linking to them and saying "This company turns away business from Cayman Islands dolphin parks" on the main page?

Thank you for noticing that, Cathy Church has been removed. We do not live in the Cayman Islands so news reaches us a little later sometimes. We rely on people like you to help us keep our facts current, provide recent pictures, updates, and anything you can do to help.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:58 pm
by Clammaskersar
It's easy to find alternatives to these places, there are so many tourist stores in the Caymans.

Magnum Jewelers - Alternative = Colombian Emeralds
Kirk Freeport - Alternative = Colombian Emeralds
Cayman Villas - Alternative = Google "Cayman Rental Properties"
Cracked Conch - Alternative = Calypso Grill
Osetra Bay - Alternative = Burger King!
Turtle Farm = Alternative = Gee I don't know, what about going in the ocean? I hear they have one of those in the Cayman Islands.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:25 pm
by UnlaMmaWernen
I'm going to the Caymans in May with a group of 12 friends/family, and we will most definitely not be frequenting any dolphin parks or any of the places associated with them. I've been to the Caymans before and there are a LOT of very suitable alternatives to every one of those places in support of dolphin camps. There is no reason or need to patronize any company on the boycott list.

More alternatives

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:42 am
by vendels
What a great idea! Given a choice, why not go to the places that support the conservation of ecology rather than its exploitation and destruction.

Here are a few more alternatives

Cotton Tree - Burger King or any pizza parlor
Spirit of the West - Pampered Poines
Indepth Watersports!!! - Living the Dream, Divetech, Neptunes, Off the Wall, Eden Rock,need more? The dive companies should especially know better, the dolphin parks are destroying their own vital resources!
Body Works - There is a spa at every resort
Cayman Taffee - Bring your own taffy if you want taffy!
Luca - Bad restaurant anyway, for Italian Pappagallo and Lighthouse
Ragazzi - Same as above
Wharf - Grand Old House

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:04 am
by MUHILLIKE
No reason to go to any places really, that are associated or profiting from the dolphin parks. Plenty of alternatives, we will stay clear of all on the boycott list.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:14 am
by phclarly
It's easy enough to find equal or better replacements for any of the places doing business with the dolphin parks. Most of them have BETTER alternatives. Who would want a helicopter ride around a flat island anyway? That one must be a joke. The plane ride in is more than enough to see from the air. So that's one down, and it won't cost anything. :D