Release the baby albino dolphin
  • Petitioning Taiji Whale Museum

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Taiji Whale Museum

Release the baby albino dolphin

    1. Jade Jones
    2. Petition by

      Jade Jones

      Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

On the 17th January a rare baby albino dolphin was rounded up on the coast of Japan, along with its mother, and herded into Taiji cove where it was netted up for over 20 hrs. They were held among 250 others as part of a selection process for the aquarian industry in which dolphins are picked to perform, slaughtered for meat or thrown back into the sea much weaker. 

Albino bottlenose dolphins are extremely rare, and are worth considerable money to marine parks as spectator items and entertainment. So naturally the baby was the first to be pulled out of the pod. As he was being manhandled by the workers, his mother was frantically spy hopping and desperately calling for her baby. After thirty minutes she took herself down to the bottom of the cove and never resurfaced. We fear she is now dead. 

The baby albino was then taken to the Taiji Whale Museum where they are proudly displaying her  in captivity. 

I am not an animal activist. I will voice my concerns for the vulnerable, whether they are human or animal. The reason I have started the petition is not just that theft on a grand scale from the ocean has been committed, but that research supports that baby dolphins in pods of families are not just cared for by their mothers but from everyone in the pod. This baby albino should not be held in a museum, away from those that can care for it.

We ask the Taiji Whale Museum to release the baby albino dolphin so that it can be homed into a supportive environment and rehabilitated. 

There has been a lot of media coverage about this already. If enough of us sign this petition, we can help save this baby albino dolphin by putting pressure on Taiji Whale Museum and letting them know that the world is watching. 

To:
Taiji Whale Museum
Release the baby albino dolphin either in a sea pen or to a Sanctuary.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100,000 signatures
    2. Newsflash

      Jade Jones
      Petition Organizer

      Many thanks for the continued support with regards to this delicate situation. and an issue that is now waking people up and slowly creating change. My team are looking for a group of students who may be studying environmental law or fisheries and maritime law. so if you would like to come on board please contact me either here or via Facebook. My addy is IMS Jade Jones. We are also looking for teachers to come on board with us as we putting together an education package. As well as an oceanic preservation officer. Or someone who has in-depth knowledge of our oceans. It does not matter if you don't reside in the uk for any of the above. Saving the angels of the seas is now on Facebook and twitter. Please feel free to add us and follow us. Many thanks Jade Jones.

    3. Breaking news; Re Baby Albino dolphin.

      Jade Jones
      Petition Organizer

      We are now seeking the following people to come on board and join our team. We need; An Accountant. A lawyer or solicitor. An IT Consultant or someone with a good history/background around computers. A Publisher or someone who co-owns a publishing company. And last but not least. Someone who can speak and write fluent Japanese. If you have these skills please contact me via facebook. My addy is IMS JADE JONES. Last but not least we are slowly making progress with our search for a fisheries and Maritime lawyer in Japan.

    4. Newsflash: Re Baby Dolphin.

      Jade Jones
      Petition Organizer

      First of all let me say a big thank you to all of you for signing my petition and sharing it out their for others to see. And to sign. Also a big thank you to all the people who found me via facebook when I last did my update about putting a team of people together. .I can now confirm that I have put together a team of people from around the world and we have set up our group which we are now known as. Saving the Angels of Taiji. We are now also in the process of registering this group as a registered charity. We can now also announce that a united kingdom company have come on board with us and will be supporting us in our fight to get Angels future secured.
      However once again I am now seeking more support from global and UK company's to come on board and support us. We would like these company's to display our logo on their products/packaging. Stating that they do not support the dolphin drive hunts of Taiji

    5. Unconfirmed by Taiji Whale Musuem

      Jade Jones
      Petition Organizer

      It has been bought to me attention via twitter and facebook that Taiji whale museum put the baby albino calf up for sale within 48hrs of her arrival. Due to her being deaf and blind. However this is still unconfirmed by them as no official statement has been released to the press or via the media in Japan.

    6. Reached 75,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Colin Boyd GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Why capture a dolphin just because of albinism? Not nice.

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    • Denise Horn SWANAGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      I am against any captivity of dolphins and whales. It is cruel and unnecessary.

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    • Gareth Morgan RHONDDA-CYNON-TAFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      This is a heinous act by The Taiji Whale Museum to keep this albino dolphin in captivity. Common sense must prevail and this baby dolphin MUST be released!

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    • Isobel Turner CHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      we do not have rights over wild animals!!!!!!!!

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    • J Bainton COBOURG, CANADA
      • 8 days ago

      The baby albino dolphin needs to be freed

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