Since Earth Day 1970, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project has been the leading voice for dolphins who are exploited for profit by humans. Widely known for their work on the Academy Award-winning film, “The Cove”, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project has continued to educate the world about the shocking lives captive dolphins are forced to endure.
Japan’s infamous Taiji Cove has become known for its appalling annual dolphin hunt that turns the ocean into a war zone and bloodbath. Some of the footage captured of the hunt is far too graphic and difficult for many to watch. The dolphins at the hunt who escape death are often captured and kidnapped to be sold to marine parks all around the world, where they struggle to survive a miserable existence.
As the above video proves, captivity is absolutely no place for dolphins. These intelligent creatures go from swimming freely in the ocean to experiencing tremendous trauma at Taiji to being held captive in tiny enclosures begging for food. This is heartbreaking and tragic, and it is up to concerned individuals like you to help put an end to it.
Please visit Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project website to learn about ways you can get involved. Also, please remember to share with friends and never support marine parks or swim with dolphins businesses!