Please Shut Down The Traveling Dolphin Circus
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Ric O'Barry, The Dolphin Project
March 2017

ACTION

As hard as it is to believe, dolphin traveling circuses are a big hit in Indonesia. There are three separate companies running these inhumane operations, much to the delight of the uninformed spectators who pay pennies each to see the dolphins perform.

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There are 72 dolphins currently enslaved in Indonesia illegally, many of which are in captivity in these three traveling circuses. Some are sold to swim-with-the-dolphins facilities like the ones in Bali.

PLEASE HELP US END IT

Please Shut Down The Traveling Dolphin Circus

Target: The Hon. Joko Widodo, President 

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INFORMATION

We have all heard of those traveling circuses that transport their captive animals from city to city, forcing them to perform in an endless cycle of depressing servitude.

What you probably havenít heard of is dolphins being featured as the main act.

As hard as it is to believe, dolphin traveling circuses are a big hit in Indonesia. There are three separate companies running these inhumane operations, much to the delight of the uninformed spectators who pay pennies each to see the dolphins perform. There are 72 dolphins currently enslaved in Indonesia illegally, many of which are in captivity in these three traveling circuses.

The Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project staff have been working closely with the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) to lobby the Indonesian government to release the dolphins, many of whom were illegally poached from their ocean homes. JAAN and Dolphin Project have constructed a sea pen, where the dolphins would be rehabilitated and released back to the wild.

However, the government has not issued promised permits to JAAN and Dolphin Project for these illegal dolphins, despite a previous agreement to turn over these abused animals. Read more about the ongoing situation here. JAAN and Dolphin Project are pursuing legal efforts and media attention to put pressure on the government to take action.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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