Gulfport, Mississippi (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
As recently reported by CNN on the Anderson Cooper 360 television show, authorities are looking for information about ten suspicious dolphin deaths in the waters off of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Recently, three dolphins were found on Mississippi beaches with fatal gunshot wounds and the most recent was discovered on Mississippi’s Ship Island with a missing lower jaw. Dolphins were also savagely killed in Alabama where one was stabbed with a screwdriver and in Louisiana where another was found with its tail cut off.
Animal Support was founded by Julian Omidi, his brother Michael Omidi, M.D. and Maria Abaca who are all life-long animal welfare advocates. Animal Support is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or group responsible for these atrocities. Dolphins are immensely popular animals due to their high intelligence and playful attitudes. "The protection of these friendly mammals against this evil mistreatment is of great concern to the community," says Julian Omidi.
The public, particularly recreational and commercial fishermen, can help by reporting suspicious behavior with dolphins in and around the North Gulf Coast waters. Killing dolphins is a federal offense subject to a fine of up to $100,000 plus one year in jail under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Those with information are urged to call: the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at 888-767-3657 or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at 800-853-1964.
Once the authorities are informed, please contact Animal Support via our Facebook page at facebook.com/animalsupport.org Provide your name, email address, a brief summary of the information provided, and the organization to whom it was reported. Please help protect these precious marine mammals and bring the guilty parties to justice.
Animal Support (http://www.animalsupport.org) is dedicated to ending animal abuse by recommending charities and organizations that are fighting to stop the horrific mistreatment of pets everywhere. The organization is currently compiling a network of resources committed to animal protection, rescue and adoption and will soon make it available on the website.
To join the fight to end animal abuse and neglect or get more information about Animal Support, please send a message using the website’s Contact Us function. Follow us on Pinterest and Twitter and check out the Animal Support Facebook page at: facebook.com/animalsupport.org.