We are thrilled the BBC acquired the broadcast rights to the new documentary 'Blackfish' which has been broadcast on BBC4.
The film deals with many issues, not just the plight of the animals at its centre.
It has had a profound effect on many who have seen it who have been shocked by its content.
We thank the BBC for broadcasting it and telling this story.
We respectfully ask the BBC to re-schedule the documentary to be aired at primetime on BBC1 and to promote the documentary thoroughly.
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
Watching this documentary allows people to make informed choices about the issues it raises and to act accordingly. Considering the buzz it has created, from outrage and shock to disbelief. We...
Watching this documentary allows people to make informed choices about the issues it raises and to act accordingly. Considering the buzz it has created, from outrage and shock to disbelief. We believe it is important to bring the film to the attention of as many people as possible by getting it scheduled in a primetime slot on the flagship BBC channel BBC1.
Captive Whale and Dolphin shows were regulated out of business in the UK mostly due to public pressure yet many UK holidaymakers support similar institutions during their holidays abroad. It is important that families are made aware of the issues and Blackfish does an excellent job in explaining these.
By signing we politely ask the BBC to seriously consider re-scheduling the film to BBC1 in a primetime slot and therefore to further inform and to encourage discussion on the long overdue debate that must now take place.
This petition expires on 24th February 2014.