They’re intentionally starved. Transported in cramped and dark trucks in almost dry conditions for hours. The chlorine in the pool can make them blind. The loud truck/plane engine sound, and music from the show damage their sonar. Its not a surprise that they are sometimes found dead. And all this in the name of education and conservation?
This is what is was found at the Travelling Dolphin Circus being run by Wersut Seguni Indonesia (WSI) across Indonesia. The circus claim to have rescued these dolphins but in fact the dolphins are captured from the wild at around $200-300 each.
Indonesia is the only country where this cruel "entertainment" continues. We can stop this, if we pressure companies to stop their support for the circus. That means Teh Botol Sosro stop sponsoring them and supermarkets like Lottemart, Ramayana stop providing space.
In the past, through public pressure, companies like Carrefour have stopped providing them a venue, and just weeks ago, Garuda agreed to stop transporting these dolphins by air.
Now, let’s ask their remaining supporters: Ramayana and Lottemart to do the right thing and stop supporting these circuses.
Sign this petition NOW, and save the dolphins!
Update 07/27/12: Hero Group (Giant) has announced that it does not support animal cruelty and will no longer allow the dolphin circus to use the parking lots of any of its stores throughout Indonesia for shows.
Watch the video of the world’s last remaining travelling dolphin circuses in Indonesia:
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