Save Dolphins Trapped in Small, Chlorinated Tanks

Target: Kazutaka Sangen, Mayor of Taiji, Japan

Goal: Move caged dolphins to a sea pen or retire them to an accredited sanctuary.

An albino dolphin named Angel, along with a few other dolphins at Taiji Whale Museum, are reportedly kept in such strongly chlorinated waters that they cannot even open their eyes. These dolphins either need to be moved to the facility’s sea pen or retired to an accredited sanctuary immediately.

Angel and a few other dolphins were captured during Japan’s annual dolphin hunt. Since then, she has been kept in a small, allegedly dirty tank at the Taiji Whale Museum, which features dead and alive cetaceans along with whaling gear. Captivity is extremely detrimental to dolphins’ physical and mental well-being. The high chlorine levels lead to additional problems. A marine mammal scientist stated that chlorine “can lead to permanent eye damage, other tissue damage and perhaps eventually long-term health problems from ingesting small amounts of water with their fish.”

Sign this petition and demand that these dolphins are either moved to the facility’s sea pen where they can heal and thrive in natural water or retire them to an accredited sanctuary.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Sangen,

Since Angel, an albino dolphin, was captured during Japan’s annual dolphin hunt, she has been wasting away in a small, allegedly dirty tank at the Taiji Whale Museum along with a few other dolphins. In addition to the mental and physical stress captivity puts on an animal, the chlorine levels in their tank are reportedly causing concern in regards to the animals’ health.

An animal rights organization visited the museum, and its members were disturbed at what they saw. Angel, who is especially sensitive because of her albinism, had her eyes shut along with a few other dolphins due to the high chlorine levels. A marine mammal scientist stated that chlorine “can lead to permanent eye damage, other tissue damage and perhaps eventually long-term health problems from ingesting small amounts of water with their fish.”

Please take action and help these dolphins trapped at the Taiji Whale Museum. Ask them to consider moving her and the other dolphins to the facility’s sea pen where they can heal in natural water or to an accredited sanctuary.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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49 Comments

  1. Candy Niewinski says:

    How terrible! This is abuse, please remove these dolphins before it’s too late. If it isn’t already.

  2. Disgusting and shameful! … no respect for the Japs … obviously the bomb was not BIG enough! Do it again!

  3. Dear people – please stop hurting animals of planet earth, just for the amusement of simple and stupid people. I’ve seen the serpent and he likes what you are doing; I will pray for your well-being and ask God to help you learn the error of your ways.

  4. There’s a better way these practices must stop now. Remove these dolphins to safe waters!!!NOW

  5. How about if you were you locked up in a cage of a size of a coffin LIFETIME ?????? You are all sick – sickly – emotion cripples. An animal life has no significance with you. You are BAD and evil.

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared 😡

  7. Rosie Boyd Rosie Boyd says:

    Sick and cruel. Shame on these ignorant people.

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