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Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

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Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program

A whale swims underwater while white text to the left of the whale says "AmazonSmile does make an impact to charities"

Amazon announced on January 19th, 2023 that it is ending its AmazonSmile donation program by February 20th.  The program allowed Amazon customers to make donations while shopping online. 0.5% of each qualifying purchase was donated to the charity of their choosing with WDC being one of the charities available. In a statement, Amazon said "with so many eligible organizations...our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin."  

We strongly disagree. Thanks to the kindness of Amazon shoppers who chose WDC as their charity of choice, we have received $10,168.15 in donations as of November 2022.  These funds directly impacted WDC’s work. 

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We are disappointed that Amazon does not believe these impacts are significant. While they may not be to Amazon, it has been incredibly significant to WDC and the whales and dolphins we give a voice to.

Do you want to make a significant impact?

  1. Donate directly to WDC's programs to protect whales and dolphins. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go directly to our work.
  2. Speak up on social. Tweet or tag Amazon (@amazon) on social media to tell them how disappointed you are that they are ending AmazonSmile and share how much of an impact you made to WDC by shopping through AmazonSmile.

Throughout it all, we are so grateful to everyone who chose to donate to WDC through this program. Know that the choice to support us did have an impact and our work will continue regardless to create safe and healthy homes for whales and dolphins worldwide.

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  1. doug franklin on 01/26/2023 at 1:51 pm

    Maine delegation: Isnt it time we gave the whales a break? We have already killed about 95% of the worlds whales, while the few remaining have to live in our sewage.

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