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The International Animal Defenders Association
The International Marine Animal Defenders Association
(IMADA) is a coalition of individuals and organizations that defend marine animals from capture, captivity, abuse, and neglect. IMADA is not any ONE organization; it is a platform to build a coalition of groups and individuals to present a united front, especially in Miami when IMATA comes to town. ALL ideas, initiative, activities, individuals and groups are welcome.
In September 2011, the International Marine Animals Trainers' Association (IMATA) is holding their annual conference in Miami, hosted by the Miami Seaquarium. Quoting from the IMATA website: "IMATA recognizes its role and responsibilities to the continued existence of oceanaria, aquaria, and laboratories housing marine mammals." IMADA is a shadow organization of IMATA and will host a series of shadow events to correspond with the IMATA conference.
You too can SPEAK OUT against the imprisonment of captive marine mammals everywhere! To find demonstrations and rallies in cities around the world! for all the whales and dolphins in captivity, go to the International IMATA/IMADA Rally Against Marine Mammal Captivity Everywhere
In Miami, Protest the International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA), hosted by Miami Seaquarium, and support the International Marine Animal Defenders (IMADA) as we rally outside MSQ against marine mammal captivity everywhere
For those in the Pacific Northwest we hope you can attend the Seattle IMADA Protest for Lolita and Captive Cetaceans Everywhere
, Saturday, September 24 · 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Victor Steinbrueck Park (next to Pike Place Market) 2001 Western Ave, Seattle.
For those in the Bay Area , please join the Rally for Lolita & Against Entertainment Captivity Everywhere
Sunday, September 18 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Here are some great Posters for the International Marine Animal Defenders Association 1st International IMADA 'Shadow' Conference, Miami FL Sept. 17 - 23, 2011
Other events in Miami include an evening with Pete Bethune and producer/director Theresa Demerast at the Florida premiere of "Keiko, the Untold Story"
Sept 21, 6 and 8 pm at O-Cinema, Miami FL - Tickets include question/answer session, reception, silent auction, and signed Tshirts and books.
Leah Lemieux is set to host a special screening of The Cove
in Vancouver, BC next Thursday (September 22) for a free screening of the film at SFU Harbour Centre at 6:30 p.m. to uncover the nefarious connections between captive whale and dolphin shows and the Japanese dolphin drives and slaughters.
The story of Luna, the young, lost orca who settled in a remote cove in British Columbia and was nearly sent to a marine theme park, is told with caring intimacy in The Whale
, produced and directed by Suzanne Chisolm and Michael Parfit.The Whale is playing now in Seattle and Tacoma, and will debut soon in New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC. and many other cities nationwide in coming months, especially if people call their local theaters to request them to show this touching, through-provoking film.