URGENT CALL TO ACTION – ANOTHER SICK #DOLPHIN AT #TAIJI DOLPHIN BASE
Almost nine months to the day that Cove Guardians from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society discovered Misty the Dolphin in his filth-ridden backyard pool, another sick dolphin has been identified at Dolphin Base in Taiji, Japan.
According to Cove Guardian Rosie Kunneke with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:
The afternoon after typhoon Roke has passed, I checked in on all the dolphins in their holding pens at the Dolphin Resort, and thankfully, all had survived the typhoon. At the holding pens, I witnessed the trainers tubefeed a dolphin who was perhaps too ill or dispirited to perform degrading tricks for his meals. I went back daily to check on this specific dolphin and over the next two days, I started to notice repetive neurotic behavior displayed by this sick and obviously unhappy dolphin that struck me as unusual. This dolphin was spyhopping non-stop throughout the entire day, probably induced by feelings of intense claustrophobia in the small pen. This repetitive behavior caused open sores on his tail from repeatedly slamming against the bottom net. The trainers treated his tail with injections and antiseptic spray.
After making numerous requests to the Dolphin Resort staff to help the sickly dolphin, the trainers are denying the dolphin is suffering to the police. We are calling on passionate people to contact Dolphin Resort to request bigger and better living conditions, qualified veterinary treatment, and even release with rehabilitation assistance for this dolphin before its too late. Dolphin Resort needs to see that people are concerned for the well being of each and every captive dolphin in their pens.
How to Call Taiji, Japan from the United States:
Via Steven Thompson “Email Dolphin Base: Please care for the sick dolphins.”
Here is that phrase in Japanese: 病気のイルカの世話をしてください。あなたに感謝。
We are an international army of compassionate people working together with one goal—to end the inhumane hunting, confinement and slaughter of marine mammals. This is our goal- This is our commitment- This is our passion. Won’t you please join us?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
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Posted by Save Misty The Dolphin
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