Spread the Word
An important way to help Luna reunite with his pod is to talk about Luna with your friends, family, teachers, colleagues, neighbours, media, and, well, almost anyone who will listen. The strength of numbers can be daunting.
Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), which has been entrusted to decide Luna's future, will listen to the public. The louder the public voice, the more persuasive we will be.
Act now by spreading the word. You can use the form below to email your contacts the URL for this web site. Or, you can simply talk about Luna when you get the chance. Here are some things to talk about:
- Luna is a six year whale and has been away from his family for abot four years
- Luna is part of an endangered species; he needs to be with his family to help re-populate his pod
- It is not natural for Luna to stay in his current environment
- Luna has been injured by boat propeller several times; reuniting him with his family means that other orcas will train him to stay away from boats
- There is almost as much boat traffic where he is located now as where his pod lives
- Humans are mistreating him and acting as if Luna is their pet
- Scientific evidence points towards a successful reunion
- A few years ago , Springer was reunited with her pod successfully
- DFO has promised to move Luna; they should keep that promise
Email Your Friends and Family
Use this simple form to email your friends, colleagues, and neighbours. They will receive an email telling them a little bit about Luna and directing them towards the Reunite Luna web site if they want more information. We have provided six boxes; please put only one email address per box. If you would like to send email to more than six friends, fill out the boxes, press the send button and then start again.
Join the Luna Supporters Club!
After you have signed the petition, click here if you would like to be recognized by Luna as a supporter (Luna only wants to know your first name and your city).
Take The Next Step
The following information is reprinted courtesy of the David Suzuki Foundation at www.davidsuzuki.org.
Letters to the Editor
These short submissions are generally in response to a previous item in the newspaper, but can be related to other business, social or political developments.
Read the tips below on effective letter writing or skip to Canadian newspaper email links and send a letter right now.
Tips for writing letters to the editor
Click the email links below and send a letter your your local newspaper.
Opinion editorials and call-in radio
Keep tabs on these shows and look for opportunities to make contributions, often recasting the simple questions that are asked. For example, the main question could be: "Should the government compensate prairie farmers for a natural disaster as serious as the Quebec ice storm or Red River flood?" You could say: "While this is an important question, an even bigger one is: Why is the Canadian government not doing anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are contributing to climate change and increasing the intensity of these costly weather events?"
Phone the producer of these shows to suggest good topics and potential guests.
Other media opportunities
Phoning a journalist, editor or producer can also be useful. Suggest different angles for covering a story, provide meaningful information they may not have, encourage them to make connections to climate change and commend them for good coverage. Sometimes they will then encourage YOU to submit a guest editorial, write a letter or even make an appearance.