Some 72 (yes, SEVENTY TWO!) DOLPHINS remain TRAPPED in a CIRCUS life in Indonesia, and exposed to the risk of skin burns and blindness in their heavily chlorinated shallow plastic pools.
"Indonesia is home to the world’s last remaining traveling dolphin circuses. The intelligent sea mammals are trained to jump through rings of fire, are hauled from town to town under poor conditions and the high levels of chlorine in their shallow plastic pools can cause blindness and burn their skin. Many die due to stress, chlorine toxicity and lack of proper care."
"In June 2011, the government announced it would release three of the 72 captive dolphins directly back into the ocean. According to den Haas, without assisted rehabilitation, the dolphins would die. To this date, none have been released."
These creatures do not belong in captivity, let alone trapped in a shallow plastic pools in tropical Indonesia.
HELP to support the rehabilitation and release of these dolphins by signing this letter to Minister ZULKIFLI HASAN (Mr.), and request that dolphin tourism be elevated over captivity.