Thomas Cook – #DropTheDolphins Tweetstorm
Dolphin Freedom UK:
“Despite some huge technology problems last night, you did an astounding job!
*WE TRENDED NO 10 UK* without being able to use the tweetsheet technology. This is massive. Many thanks to the ‘cut and paste warriors’ who stuck it out and made sure we trended for the dolphins.
We topped the number of tweets at our first storm by nearly 3000, taking tweets sent to 28,500.
Amazingly 7000 tweets were sent in the first 45mins under difficult conditions before the site finally crashed.
Think where we could have trended if the crash hadn’t happened!
We do wonder if it was the sheer volume of tweets that broke the server!!
However the #DropTheDolphins hashtag has reached 1.7 million people at this point!
This is something we should all be very proud of!
Thank you for sticking with it last night! You did the dolphins proud.
There’s no mistake, the public from all over the world are calling for Thomas Cook to #dropthedolphins!”
THE SUN COVER YESTERDAY’S TWEETSTORM
“Well done everyone, our work has been picked up by The Sun and brought much needed attention to the plight of captive dolphins and how the travel agents exploit them for profit.
Our campaign is getting noticed as it gets stronger.
Thank you for being here.
Together we are their voice.”
#DropTheDolphins #EmptyTheTanks #DFUK
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A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the Thomas Cook tweet-storm yesterday. It worked! The issue is in the news. Yes, I know the SUN is a rag but this is where the dolphinarium gets their business from. The uneducated readers buy this kind of tabloid. The Sun has over ONE MILLION loyal readers everyday. So don’t knock the tabloids unless you only want to preach to the choir. Maybe with a little more pressure Thomas Cook will #DropTheDolphins and replace them with cruelty-free entertainment: “YOUR PROFIT ISN’T WORTH THEIR MISERY” Thomas Cook bombarded with demands to stop selling dolphin swimming trips Animal lovers have taken to social media to demand that the travel agent stop selling dolphin swimming trips By Sophie Christie, Digital Consumer Reporter 20th March 2017, 5:36 pm: “ANIMAL lovers are bombarding Thomas Cook’s social media pages with demands for the travel agent to stop selling holidays that involve swimming with dolphins. The agent’s Facebook page has been inundated with complaints, with many saying that the firm is supporting the captivity of dolphins for profit.”