A beautiful dolphin, named Honey, along with 46 penguins and hundreds of fish and reptiles have been abandoned at the Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi, Japan. After ticket sales plummeted, the park was forced to close, but the animals were left behind.
It is cruel enough that Honey has spent years as nothing more than amusement for the public, probably starved in order to perform tricks, but to abandon her in solitude is pure torture for an animal as intelligent as a dolphin. Since Honey’s capture back in 2005, which was branded as an effort to “save” her from the annual Taiji hunts, this is the only life she has known. Cramped conditions, no other dolphin company, and nothing even to entertain her. Her mental and physical health are clearly of no value or importance to this park’s owner.
The Dolphin Project‘s founder, Ric O’Barry, said of this video: “The footage we have reviewed demonstrates the need to take action immediately in order to save dolphin Honey from a miserable death. The same is true for all of the abandoned animals at Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium.”
The Dolphin Project is asking us to join them in calling on the owner of the Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium to release Honey into their care so they can find her a place for retirement in a sanctuary – or even prepare her for release back to where she belongs in the wild. Please be a voice for Honey! We can’t leave her to languish in that tank with nothing to live for. Help us speak up for those who can’t!