The most effective tool we have against this business is our wallet. MGM Resorts International own several properties along the strip that we would like for you to try to boycott on your next vacation. Do not hesitate to let them know why you will not be using their facilities while you are in town. The “banned” properties are Bellagio, Aria, Veer Towers, The Crystals, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Mirage, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Delano, MGM Grand, The Signature, Skylofts, The Mansion at MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Hotel 32, New York New York, Excalibur, Circus Circus, and Slots-A-Fun casino.
Please keep emailing the people in charge of the facility. Your messages are being heard. You can use this template or feel free to write your own letter. I cannot stress enough how important it is to remain cordial, polite, and professional.
David Blasko – Director of Animal Care – DABlasko@Mirage.Com
Jim Murren – MGM Resorts CEO – MurrenJ@MGMResorts.Com
Yvette Monet – Head of MGM PR – YMonet@MGMresorts.com
1. No More Dolphins Swimming in Las Vegas – this petition has over 80,000 signatures & we are working with Barbara to turn this in with our group.
2. Say NO to yoga with dolphins at The Mirage in Las Vegas – this is a new petition that is gaining a lot of support quickly. Created by a yoga lady in Colorado.
3. Clark County School Distict: Stop sending students to the Mirage dolphin habitat – This is a petition we started in hopes to get the 5th largest school district in the nation to stop sending their students to the Mirage death pools. If these animals are not cared for properly by their handlers, how are we teaching our children about compassion?
4. APHIS: Conduct a thorough investigation & enforce the Animal Welfare Act at the Mirage dolphin habitat.- This petition was started by our friends over at Fins&Fluke. Please sign so we can get these dolphins the care they are entitled to!
If you live in the Las Vegas area, Free the Mojave Dolphins could always use another body at our protests. All ages are welcome. We are not a radical protest group. We do not scream and shout at the people walking along the strip. We do not allow any racial remarks or fighting of any kind. It is also legal to protest on the Las Vegas strip. We follow all the restrictions, so do not fear getting arrested and join us at the next event! During this time, when engage with the public, hand out educational information, and collect signatures for petitions. Everyone has a great time. Our first protest was Empty the Tanks in July 2013 and our numbers have been steadily rising ever since. We have regular participates from Las Vegas, and several out of towners who travel in from California and Utah.