Thursday 30 August 2018 | 232

Honey loses her reason in a filthy pool

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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Sophie | Monday 01 October 2018

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi personne n’est en mesure de sauver HONEY.
Pourquoi les proprietaires qui ont fait faillite n’acceptent ils pas de la confier a une association qui serait en mesure de prendre en charge ce dauphin et les 46 pingouins restants.
Je ne veux pas qu’honey meurt dans ce bassin,
Cette video me fend le coeur et me dechire
Pourquoi ne pas lancer des appels a dons?
Est ce qu’une association a fait les demarches?
Mis a part essayer de contacter les proprietaires?
Sommes nous si impuissants?
Elle merite la liberte
Le soin
La vie
Un peu de respect apres ces longs mois d’agonie
Je suis indignee par son sort.
Pourquoi son sauvetage nest il pas possible??
Pourquoi personne ne l’a prise en charge?
Que peut on faire?

martine | Saturday 29 September 2018

pourquoi ne pas aller à l'ambassade du Japon à Paris pour manifester pour que HONEY soit transférée d'urgence dans un sanctuaire avant quelle meure dans l'indifference des humains, belle image pour un pays comme le Japon en laissant mourir HONEY à petit feu

martine | Saturday 29 September 2018

je suis deçue que depuis que l'on parle de HONEY sur les réseaux sociaux rien ne bouge j ai deja contacté plusieurs associations mais ça n a rien changé j ai l impression que HONEY va mourir a petit feu dans l'indifference des humains il faudrait peut-être aller manifester à l'ambassade du Japon à Paris pour qu ils bougent enfin car on donne une belle image de la France en laissant le Japon faire un acte aussi cruel envers HONEY qui ne demande qu'à vivre dignement je suis aneantie de ne pouvoir rien faire pour pouvoir la sauver

delphine | Thursday 27 September 2018

Pourquoi ne pas faire pour Femke ce qu'on fait pour Honey ?
C à d téléphoner au delphinarium qui la retient .

one voice | Friday 28 September 2018

Bonjour, oui bien entendu, Pour Honey les associations locales ont appelé le delphinarium, et nous avons fait la même chose avec le Parc Astérix, nous avons demandé nous aussi à être reçus. Nous l’avons demandé à nouveau lors de notre action début septembre. Bien cordialement.