Save the Dolphins
SAVE THE DOLPHIN-SAFE TUNA LABEL!
The Dolphin-Safe Tuna Program and Ocean Wildlife Are Under Attack
The Bush Administration is trying to weaken the definition of the dolphin-safe label on tuna cans and pouches despite broad bipartisan public support for the program. The proposed changes to this successful program would allow tuna caught using the harmful practice of chasing and setting nets on dolphins to be labeled "dolphin-safe." This policy has the potential to devastate dolphin populations, especially three dolphin populations in the Eastern Pacific -- the northeastern offshore spotted, the eastern spinner, and the coastal spotted which have all seen their numbers plummet as a result of dolphin-deadly fishing practices.