Thursday 30 August 2018 | 234

Honey loses her reason in a filthy pool

Honey loses her reason in a filthy pool

Mis à jour le 31 August 2018

The last dolphin of the Inubosaki Marine Park in Japan has been left floating alone for months. In this dolphinarium that has closed, there is only one left. The dirty water of the pool threatens her health and she is going insane from the loneliness and boredom. Let's rally together for her! Honey must be transferred to an emergency sanctuary!

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Honey relentlessly raises her head and brings it back into the water. Her stereotypical movements are confined to madness. Her skin is burned from the sun and she has lost her companion Bee. From a distance, one would think it was a buoy bobbing in the waves at sea. But in fact, we are in a tiny pool of a Japanese dolphinarium that has been closed for several weeks now. And of the sea, Honey has only vague memories. The bottlenose dolphin was captured in Taiji Bay more than fourteen years ago. She was only four years old during the carnage that killed her family in that infamous place known only too well, precisely at that time we were there with Ric O'Barry, one of the main characters in the documentary The Cove, then a consultant on our team. It is therefore very likely that we attended the capture of Honey!

In 2003, we discovered the sickening link between the killings and capturing and for the first-time reported pictures of trainers choosing dolphins for dolphinariums. Before that we had our suspicions but had no evidence. Images were broadcast all over the world by the BBC in 2004 and then again to the scientists present at the 19th Conference of the European Cetacean Society in La Rochelle in 2005, as well as to the Whaling Commission. It was a global tsunami for the dolphinarium industry: the public was finally able to gauge the hypocrisy of those who say they are working to protect cetaceans! 

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It is vital that the Japanese authorities take stock of the danger faced by the dolphins of Taiji Bay! The massacres and their link with the captive industry, which we have been denouncing for a long time now, must absolutely end, this business should cease now! No tradition can justify this. Cetaceans, like all wild mammals, must be spared from this cruelty and captivity!

But the urgency today is for Honey.

Together with us, write to the Embassy of Japan or call, to request that honey be removed from this dead pond, and not be sent to another dolphinarium! She must be urgently transferred to a sanctuary! At the embassy, calls, emails, and maybe even tweets are recorded and forwarded to the ministry in Tokyo. It is therefore very important that we are numerous and active for her!

Julia Mothé
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martine | Saturday 30 May 2020

Bonjour, c'est Martine, j'ai appris qu'HONEY était morte au mois de mars, je triste car on a pas réussi à la sauver. Elle est morte dans la solitude, dans ce maudit bassin qui lui servait de prison. J'espère que ses propriétaires seront sévèrement punis par la loi! Repose en paix HONEY, loin des humains. J'espère que vous arriverez à fermer un jour tous les delphinariums. MARTINE

Perles | Friday 03 April 2020

Il faut intervenir, vous avez vu dans quel état est ce dauphin ? C'est honteux

martine | Saturday 12 January 2019

bonjour je voudrais s avoir si le transfert HONEY va bientot se faire car on ne parle plus d e HONEY sur les reseaux sociaux car je suis tres inquiete a son sujet j espere qu'elle va bien malgré que cela fait un an qu'elle est isolée dans ce bassin sale merci d avance de ce que vous faites pour essayer de la sauver MARTINE

martine | Monday 24 December 2018

En ce jour de Noel une pensee pour HONEY et FEMKE qui sont toujour seules dans leurs bassins qui leur sert de prison j espere quelles vont bientot retrouver leur libertee tant merite que les humains leurs ont enlever egoistement pour leur plaisir et j espere que vous arriverait a fermer tout les delphinariums je vous remerci pour se que vous faite pour ces dauphins je vous souhaite de bonne fetes de fin d annee a toute votre equipe MARTINE