This month, we thought we would help out a friend in need - our happy, go lucky dolphin species that brings us pleasure, every minute of our lives; an innocent, defenseless creatures who often fall victim to the likes of unscrupulous humans.
HONEY - the distressed dolphin, who is presently held captive in the defunct Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi, Japan is all alone in a huge tank of water. Not far from her are the remaining 46 penguins and 100s of fish and reptiles. The park has been closed for 9 months and no one tending to the remaining animals, except a few caring employees.
Please sign the petition and help out HONEY
and her captive friends.
Fortunately, our world is made up of wonderful human beings who make it their mission to help out those who can not speak for for themselves.
The Dolphin Project is an established non-profit charitable organisation, founded by Richard O’Barry. It dedicates its existence to the protection, welfare and fair treatment of dolphins across the world. On a very fitting - Earth Day, April 22, 1970 the organisation commenced with gusto, announcing its goals to ‘educate the public about captivity and where feasible – retire and or release, captive dolphins’ back into their natural habit.
With a mission of ending the exploitation and slaughter of defenseless dolphins, they frequently come to the aid of creatures that have been captured, harassed and sold into captivity purely for profit. Dolphin Project endeavours to halt the senseless slaughter of these beautiful creatures, as well as aid in the rehabilitation of previously captive dolphins so that can live out their remaining days in peace; free from harm, abuse and very much retired from the stage of capitalism.
To date, Dolphin Project has been party to bringing about change through documenting the unruly practice of dolphin capture/hunting, along the coast of Taiji, Japan. In 2009, their feature documentary entitled ‘The Cove’, won them an Academy Award. Their efforts were further rewarded by seeing through negotiations that put an end to the cruel and outdated practice of dolphin slaughter, in the Solomon Islands.
For over forty-eight years – Richard O’Barry has worked tirelessly around the world to end Dolphin cruelty; to cease the cruel captivity of dolphins for monetary gain and to be the voice for these gentle creatures when humankind loses the plot on animal rights and welfare.
His work has been acknowledged, praised, documented and awarded by the likes of: Huffington Post – ‘2010 Most Influential Green Game Changer’; O Magazine – ‘2010 Power List ‘Men We Admire for his Power of Passion’; Larry King Live; Anderson Cooper 360; Katie Couric; The Mike Huckabee Show and the list goes on. The controversial Animal Planet Television Series – ‘Blood Dolphins $’ and ‘The Cove’ opened the eyes of the world to dolphin atrocities.
Thanks to Ric and his team, dozens of dolphins now live out a full and safe existence in their natural habitat.