Save Misty the Dolphin!

The following is an excerpt taken from:

Report from Taiji: December 31

by Libby Katsinis

Misty

Image obtained from 'Save Misty the Dolphin' on Facebook

Time is something that is more than likely running out for the dolphin being held in inhumane conditions at Dolphin Base. When the Cove Guardians took the footage of this dolphin, we had no idea that it would spread around the world like wildfire. This depressed little dolphin, with the ever-present buoy in its mouth, has now been named Misty (we do not know if this dolphin already has a name, or if it is male or female, but supporters around the world have started calling it Misty) and a Facebook page has been created by supporters called “Save Misty the Dolphin.”

We visited Misty again today and found this poor creature to be floating in the same spot as yesterday, clutching its yellow buoy. I am shocked that a living being would be held in conditions such as this. The tank is estimated to be around eight feet deep, which is about the length of the dolphin, and green algae is rapidly overtaking the water.

Supporters have been contacting the Dolphin Base (via e-mail at info@dolphinbase.co.jp), which is the first step toward saving Misty’s life and raising awareness about the treatment of captive dolphins. The public needs to be aware that contact from the people is making a difference.

If the Cove Guardians had the power to set Misty free, we would have done it by now. However, this dolphin is being kept in a facility that is not lacking in security, and moving a dolphin is a feat of great proportion. Being arrested and deported will only leave Misty and the rest of the dolphins alone at a time when they need our help.

Misty has become a worldwide phenomenon and perhaps this is the attention that is needed to finally shut down the captive trade, and therefore the slaughter, permanently. Spread the word. Raise awareness. Speak out.

UPDATE: According to the latest SSCS Taiji Reprort, our calls and emails are getting through!

Keep the phone calls and the e-mails coming. In order to call Dolphin Base from the United States, dial 011-81-0735-59-3514 or send e-mail to info@dolphinbase.co.jp. Keep your comments polite, please!

Read more from this article HERE.

See a video of Misty HERE.

Visit ‘Save Misty the Dolphin’ on Facebook HERE.

UPDATE: Click Here to read the latest!

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