“DOLPHIN” RIDE TO HIGHLIGHT THE ISSUE OF CETACEAN BYCATCH .
On April 22nd “dolphin” cyclist, Alan Cooper of Cetacea Defence, will leave Lands End
en-route for John o'Groats.
April 22nd marks the start of European Action Week, which has been organised by the
European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign.
The aim of the week is to draw attention to the escalating numbers of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans), dying as a result of entanglement in various types of fishing nets (incidental bycatch).
Along the 1000-mile cycle route, Alan will be available for media interviews.
As the founder of 'Vegetas' MS Activities Network, Alan aims to promote the Vegan way of life, and to inform MS sufferers of the various vegan therapies and treatments, which may prove helpful; to lobby for better access to the countryside, and bring together
vegetarian and vegan MS sufferers who may wish to participate in outdoor pursuits, but lack the confidence to do so.
As a Vegan, animal welfare activist and advocate for whales and dolphins for 20 years; a backpacker, cyclist, and rock climber of nearly 30 years; an MS sufferer for a number of years, Alan is more than capable of discussing the issues involved, and can give practical advice on staying active with MS.
People love dolphins, and MS is a common illness with no known cure, so we anticipate that there will be considerable public interest in these issues.
For photo opportunities, interviews and details of Alan’s itinerary, please refer to the
contact details below.
Alan aims to complete the ride in 3 weeks, averaging approximately 50 miles per day.
European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign
web page: www.eurocbc.org
phone +44 (0) 844 257 3296
Alan Cooper - Cetacea Defence
mobile: 07814 959881
A CYCLE RIDE HELPING DOLPHINS, HELPING HUMANS!
"If whales and dolphins could cry for their dead, the oceans would be filled with tears".
Photograph © M. Gavet - La Société Guernesiaise