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Dolphins Don't belong in Traveling Circus

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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.

The transportation is so stressful for the animals that many of the dolphins die due to this stress and lack of proper care. 

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.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor of Jakarta
    Dr. Ing H. Fauzi Bowo
  • Indonesian Ambassador to the United States
    Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
  • U.K. Ambassador to Indonesia
    Teuku Mohammad Hamzah Thayeb
  • U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia
    Scot Marciel
  • Ministry of Forestry
    Director General of Forestry Protection and Nature Conservation
  • Ministry of Forestry
    Minister
  • President of Indonesia
    The Hon. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President


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