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Dolphin Stuck in Closed Japanese Aquarium Prompts Outrage

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- 263 days ago -
Animal rights groups in Japan have raised the alarm over a dolphin, 46 penguins and hundreds of fish and reptiles that are locked in an aquarium that has been closed for months.


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Phyllis P (232)
Friday August 31, 2018, 11:59 am
PEACE, which said on its website that it had observed scars on Honey's back due to sunburn, has called on concerned citizens to send postcards to Choshi City office calling for action. Choshi City's tourism office told CNN it had received nearly 1,400 letters and emails urging help for Honey but that it has no right to interfere in the workings of a private company so it cannot help. "The aquarium is an agency dealing with animals so it's their responsibility to explain what they are going to do with Honey and the other animals," said Azuma. CNN attempted to reach the Inubosaki Marine Park for comment but received no response. Shunichi Sugasawa, of the Chiba Prefecture hygiene control division, told CNN that its staff went into the marine park this week for a monthly inspection, based on the Animal Protection Act. He said the inspectors confirmed that the dolphin and 46 penguins were alive and healthy, while the number of other fish had halved. They reported that Honey's wounds had nearly healed after the marine park staff treated them with medicine and Vaseline.

Amanda McConnell (7)
Friday August 31, 2018, 12:23 pm

Amanda McConnell (7)
Friday August 31, 2018, 12:24 pm
Thanks for sharing

Christeen A (300)
Friday August 31, 2018, 1:11 pm
Very sad.

Animae C (508)
Friday August 31, 2018, 3:41 pm
"Park staff continue to feed the marine life at the aquarium.
But with no companions, Honey -- who was captured from the wild in 2005 -- is condemned to a lonely existence."


Colleen L (3)
Friday August 31, 2018, 8:12 pm
Thanks Phyllis

Veronica B (33)
Friday August 31, 2018, 9:46 pm

Thanks Phyllis

Dawn M (141)
Saturday September 1, 2018, 1:53 pm
Very sad!

Betty Kowall (304)
Saturday September 1, 2018, 2:40 pm
Free the animals now!!!

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Saturday September 1, 2018, 3:00 pm

Ann B (76)
Saturday September 1, 2018, 5:31 pm
noted free these animals NOW

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday September 2, 2018, 4:23 am

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday September 2, 2018, 4:26 am
Noted with sadness. Thank you for sharing.

S J (124)
Sunday September 2, 2018, 4:38 am
Set her free! Meows with hope

Richard A (2)
Sunday September 2, 2018, 7:48 am
Thank you for bringing attention to this.

Raleigh k (357)
Monday September 3, 2018, 3:37 pm
TYFS and bringing awareness to this situation. Phyllis posted tweeted

Lona G (66)
Monday September 3, 2018, 6:33 pm
I doubt Honey will survive after 13 years of captivity when set free, so I hope some dolphin sanctuary will take her on very, very soon so she can spend the rest of her life with other dolphins and regain some of her well being by living in a social structure.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday September 3, 2018, 7:06 pm
So sad that these people care less of the animals lives! Thanks Phyllis.

joey nelson (31)
Tuesday September 4, 2018, 3:21 pm
Thanks for the sharing !!!

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday September 4, 2018, 9:04 pm
I can only hope Honey will soon go to a sanctuary. I wish all marine parks would be closed.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday September 4, 2018, 11:39 pm
Cher has posted a petition re this matter

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday September 4, 2018, 11:48 pm
Actually CHER has posted a few important petitions.

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday September 5, 2018, 1:20 pm
They need to be rescued. 🐱

Vivian F (487)
Wednesday September 5, 2018, 2:51 pm
Noted this very sad story. Poor animals cannot help themselves and yet caring individuals are having trouble getting anyone to help them. Hopefully this issue will be resolved quickly and Honey & the other animals saved.

MmAway M (519)
Wednesday September 5, 2018, 4:51 pm
No words

Mandi T (367)
Thursday September 6, 2018, 8:22 pm
Like MM no words :-(
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