On Saturday, September 17, 2011, the efforts of Free the Atlanta 11 (freetheatlanta11.org) and the O.M.G. Organization (onemoregeneration.org) were rewarded during an educational event held outside of the GA Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. Within a two hour period of time, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the two groups set up games and spoke with many people in the area of the GA Aquarium about dolphins, whales, and whale sharks, educating them on specifics about each of the different spieces through their interactive games. Children and adults of all ages joined in on the fun and learned about the differences of each spieces in the wild and in captivity.
It's no secret that Free the Atlanta 11 has been a thorn in the side of the aquarium since they first started to exploit dolphins at their facility in April, 2011. The direction of the group has always leaned toward education of the public on why cetaceans should not be held in captivity for any reason. This was the third event held by the group outside the GA Aquarium. The group has other ideas on how to reach out to the public and help them understand the truth that is hidden behind the captivity industry. Be on the watch for them around the Atlanta area. The group consists of people who's lives were changed by watching the award winning documentary "The Cove". They have pledged to not stop fighting for those held captive until all are set free, starting with the 11 dolphins held at the GA Aquarium.
The O.M.G. Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. Their goal is to insure that all endangered species survives at least one more generation and beyond. O.M.G. was started by two students from Fayetteville, GA in 2009 at the young ages of 7 and 9 years old. With the help of their parents and many others, the two have been bringing awareness to the public about the plight of many animals, including the whale and dolphin captivity issue.