Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book
single

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Newsletter

Ten compassionate children from the Devonshire Road Primary School in the U.K. will be the youngest visitors ever invited to the European Parliament, on Wednesday, when they present an emotional and important anti-captivity poem.

The children began working on the poem when their teacher, Simon Hunt, reached out to Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society for background information to help his newest literacy project for the kids. Hunt, who had just watched Blackfish, wanted to use the growing movement against cetacean captivity as a writing topic for the children.

He started by showing them a video of the orcas performing, and the kids reacted as most kids would — they wanted to take a trip to see the orcas perform. But once the children were shown clips about how the orcas are taken from their homes and separated from their families, they wanted to spring to action.

Now, they’ve composed an emotional poem where the children take turns speaking in the voice of a captive orca. They will read the poem at an EU screening of Blackfish, as part of Dolphinaria-Free Europe, an event held in Brussels. Dolphinaria-Free Europe hopes to protect captive cetaceans through “investigation, advocacy and education,” and they hope to end the exploitation of animals in entertainment.

The harms of that exploitation are clear and poignant in the children’s poem. Watch it for yourself, and learn more about how captivity affects marine life.

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

Jon and Tracey Stewart Help Rescue Goats Found on Subway Tracks in NYC!

YES! NJ Governor Just Banned Bear Hunting on State Lands

Woody Harrelson Teams Up With Plant-Based Chefs, Derek and Chad Sarno, for Documentary Series on Sustainable Food

UGH! Iceland Illegally Murdered Yet Another Pregnant Fin Whale

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “10 Children Share an Emotional Anti-Captivity Message at European Parliament (VIDEO)”

Click to add comment
julie everitt
3 Years Ago

This is TRULY FANTASTIC......well done to the Children at Devonshire Road Primary School. You have brought a big lump to my throat...This is very emotional and you guys presented this so well. You teachers and Head Teacher must be so proud of your compassion and how you delivered this very important message.


Reply
Paul Cooper
06 Mar 2017

This is right to the point of the poem and getting the message out there by these children is great the presentation is wonderful well done to you all.



Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×
  GET FOOD MONSTER APPX