Pink dolphins are having their fins cut off by fishermen to use as bait, leading to painful, excruciating deaths. This inhumane practice cannot be allowed to continue. Help save these creatures from cruel deaths by mutilation.
A museum holds several dolphins in small, dirty tanks with chlorine levels so high that some of the dolphins cannot even open their eyes. Sign this petition and demand that these incredibly sensitive and intelligent animals are moved to a sea pen or an accredited sanctuary immediately.
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4 Dolphins Bust Out of ‘Recreational Facility’ Where They Were Being Held in Taiji, Japan
January 5, 2017
Can you imagine being a dolphin and being held in prison for doing nothing wrong? You spend all your days behind bars with other miserable jail mates. Sometimes they become aggressive towards you due to their own frustrations of being so tightly confined. Why have your freedoms been taken away? Because you provide so-called “public entertainment.”
Unfortunately, for many dolphins and other cetaceans, this is their reality. But at least four dolphins are taking matters into their own fins. In an awesome feat, four dolphins have escaped from a recreational facility named DolphinBase in the Japanese town of Taiji. Taiji is internationally known for the cruel dolphin hunts that take place there every year between September and March, where large numbers of wild dolphins are herded into a small cove. From there, they are either slaughtered for their meat or hand-picked for captive facilities, such as DolphinBase. The four dolphins who escaped are between three to five years old and were being trained to swim with tourists in the facility’s seaside pens. Sadly, they had been held captive for more than six months.
The four dolphins escaped after staff at DolphinBase found their nets slashed. Go dolphins, go!
Local police don’t know who was behind the incident. But unfortunately, three of the dolphins are back in their enclosure, while one dolphin remains missing. We hope he swims far, far away!
It’s no wonder these four dolphins jumped on the opportunity to escape DolphinBase the moment they were given the chance to. Dolphins, which are second in intelligence behind humans, are one of the few animals that can learn new things throughout their lives, and then teach those new skills to their young. Even though it may seem like a neat idea, please don’t swim with dolphins and urge your friends and family to do the same. Not supporting marine parks and learning why there is hope for the demise of the captivity industry are also great steps.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — In a hilarious and unfortunate video, a SeaWorld Orlando parkgoer captured the video of a dolphin reaching out of its tank and snatching a visitor’s iPad.
Editor’s note: Video is loud. Mature language can be heard at the very end of this clip. Viewer discretion advised.
WTVT reports that season ticket holder Kuadiel Gomez caught the incident on video and still cannot believe it happened.
“That dolphin just lunged and reached the lady, which was unbelievable,” said Gomez
Well, this should teach guests to keep their valuables away from the touch tank.
“As you can see, the dolphins can reach your loose items,” a Sea World worker can be heard saying.
An elderly dolphin in poor health is being forced to perform shows daily and drag people across pools in a marine park. Demand that Bucky the dolphin be retired to an accredited sanctuary.
Wake Bali Dolphins: Free four wild dolphins contained in a tiny resort pool
by Craig Brokensha · 447,996 supporters
End Dolphin Captivity in Australia
Apr 26, 2016 — It’s been brought to my attention that Dolphin Marine Magic at Coffs Harbour in Australia is also keeping dolphins in a small chlorinated pool as a tourist attraction.
A baby dolphin within this facility died a few weeks ago as a result of its stomach filling up with litter.
Please help by signing and sharing this petition to bring the captive dolphin industry in Australia to an end.. https://enddolphincaptivity.afd.org.au/sign
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In an unprecedented tale of survival and hope against all odds, a formerly captive dolphin named Sampal has given birth to a healthy calf after finding her own way back to her family and freedom in the open ocean.
Sampal’s story began in 2009, when she was accidentally netted by fishermen off the coast of South Korea. Rather than returning her back to the water, as the law dictates, those who caught her instead did the unthinkable — they sold her to a local marine park featuring dolphin shows.
It’s there that, for nearly four years, Sampal languished in a tiny pool where she was forced to perform tricks for entertainment. Though thoroughly robbed of any semblance of a natural life, she evidently never stopped longing for her life in the wild.
Fortunately, reprieve from her captivity came in 2013 when, at the behest of animal activists, a Korean high court ordered Sampal be set free. Along with other wild-caught dolphins held captive, she was moved to a sea pen to begin months of rehabilitation to ready her for release.
Sampal, however, had no interest in waiting. Months ahead of schedule, she slipped through a tear in the pen and disappeared into the ocean beyWikiped
Though there were concerns initially that Sampal was not yet reequipped with the skills needed to survive at sea, those were soon quelled. Just days after escaping, she was spotted 60 miles away, swimming with a pod believed to be her original family.
Sampal was finally home — but her story doesn’t end there.
Last month, a team from two Korean universities started seeing her again, only this time she was in the company of a calf.
“We have spotted Sampal and her baby swimming in a mother-calf position many times during the recent three weeks,” researcher Jang Soo-jin told the news agency Yonhap. “Strict criteria applied show that they are parent and child.”
This is believed to be the first time a dolphin freed from captivity has gone on to start a family in the wild, and it need not be the last.
While Sampal’s offspring will hopefully never know the sad life her mother had to endure, there are countless others like her in marine parks around the globe — all eager to overcome imprisonment to forge their own new legacies of freedom.
Intelligent marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins and orca whales, are forced to perform for audiences all around the world. The European Union is one of the worst offenders and holds little respect for these amazing animals. Urge the EU to finally free its captive cetaceans.
Dolphins may be one of the planet’s smartest creatures, but one thing they lack are opposable thumbs. However, they are clever enough to recognize that, in a pinch, they can approach humans to get help with those hard to reach spots.
In this video, a bottle nosed dolphin with limited mobility due to a hook and fishing line restricting a pectoral fin, approaches some divers for help. Diving instructor Keller Laros noticed that the dolphin was hanging around them, and that it wasn’t able to move freely. Closer inspection revealed the ocean debris lodged in the fin.
Thankfully, the dolphin not only allowed the divers to attempt to work the line and hook out of the fin, but actually shifted its body to make it easier.
The divers were able to remove the fishing line which allowed increased movement for the animal. Unfortunately, the hook was not able to be…
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