The annual “Empty the Tanks” event will take place on Saturday, May 13th to raise awareness about the captivity of cetaceans. Animal rights advocates and supporters will gather to demand an end to the practice of keeping these magnificent animals in captivity.

The activity is organised by the NGO “Dolphin Project” worldwide and people all over the world will gather in front of aquatic and marine parks on May 13 and 14, 2023.

The organisers hope that this event in Lanzarote will serve as a wake-up call for policy makers and marine park owners to discuss possible measures to return the animals to their natural habitat or ocean sanctuaries and put an end to their exploitation in captivity.

The company WeWhale with its WeWhale Lanzarote team, dedicated to responsible whale watching and cetacean conservation, has announced its support for the “Empty the Tanks” event and provides financial and logistical support for the organisation of this event in Lanzarote on May 13, 2023.

However, the aim of the protest is to open a constructive way of discussion between the responsible parties in order to evaluate together the release of the captive dolphins in Lanzarote to sanctuaries in their natural habitat little by little.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 13th from 11:00h – 13:00h in front of Rancho Texas. Beside information about the life of cetaceans and the implication of being waxed in tanks, refreshments will be available.

We invite all people of Lanzarote to participate, come and receive valuable information about the life of these majestic animals.

Find out more about Empty the Tanks.