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 following three separate companies still run traveling dolphin shows on the main Indonesian island of Java: WSI, Taman Safari Indonesia and Ancol.
These 72 bottlenose and stenella dolphins are kept in the most appalling of conditions to preform for audiences across island of Java. The animals are frequently hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks along with other animals as the circuses move from town to town. They are kept in a coffin-like plastic lined material. They are moved in trucks through all the island in Indonesia.
Garuda Airlines has to stop hauling this illegal cargo. Most of the Dolphins do not have the permission to be in captivity. Dolphins suffer many stresses in captivity the transportation is so stressful for the animals that many of the dolphins die due to this stress and lack of proper care and mishandle..
There is also evidence that all of the dolphins have all been caught illegally from the wild. Other animals kept in the circus are baby sunbears, small clawed otters, yellow crested cockatoos and an orangutan.
"Garuda awarded the World’s Best Regional Airline & the Best Regional Airline in Asia" should be ashamed of transporting Dolphins not only for Circus shows in Indonesia but to anywhere in the world!