Cetaceans

Cetaceans, what is that? A majority of people have never heard this word before.

Description of Cetaceans: are aquatic mammals constituting the infraorder Cetacea. There are around 89 living species, which are divided into two parvorders. The first is the Odontoceti, the toothed whales, which consist of around 70 species, including the dolphin, porpoise, beluga whale, narwhal, sperm whale, and beaked whale.

According to WWF and other marine biologists, Cetaceans are Facing a multitude of hazards.

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are succumbing to new and ever-increasing dangers. Collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear threaten the North Atlantic right whale with extinction, while the Critically Endangered Western North Pacific gray whale is at serious risk because of intensive oil and gas development in its feeding grounds.

Alarm is also growing over other hazards including toxic contamination, the effects of climate change and habitat degradation.

It’s illegal, but it still happens: commercial whaling

Despite a moratorium on commercial whaling and the declaration of virtually the whole of the Southern Ocean as a whale sanctuary, each year over 1,000 whales are killed for the commercial market.

This is why we need appropriate aquariums for these cetaceans. We need to have a safe haven for them, where they are not going to be hunted down or used as entertainment. We have conservative/Protected lands for our land wildlife.

Why can’t we have the same for the Cetaceans, by making a barrier big enough to protect while also not damaging the environment, yet given them plenty of room. We have the technology to do this for them.

Because as we well know hunters will NEVER STOP. We have to start somewhere to save the lives of aquatic life.

Japan Officials Blocking Help

Removing animals from situations like this can be extremely difficult. PETA Asia’s current campaign to see the release of Honey the dolphin, 46 penguins and other animals from Inubosaki Marine Park in Japan, has been met with silence from Japanese officials.

When Government officials stay silent and do not accept the help of organizations this leaves animals in extreme danger. This also makes these officials look complicit in the cruelty being conducted.

The situation with Honey the dolphin and the 46 penguins and the other animals, at the Inubosaki Marine Park. Is a tragic event of abandonment after it closed earlier in the year. According to PETA-Asia, Former employees are reportedly feeding the animals, but Honey has been left imprisoned in a tiny, filthy pool with green, cloudy water, and penguins have been spotted in unsafe enclosures littered with debris.

Read more information here, Honey the Dolphin.

Government officials should not turn a blind eye or deaf ear to organizations and individuals who are willing to do everything to help. Especially when those lives can expire from either malnutrition and unkempt facilities.

Although, former employees are doing their best to keep the animals fed they have no way of keeping the area clean. Like the New Yashima Aquarium animals, They need to be relocated into a rehabilitation, facility so they can return to their natural habitat.

PETA-Asia is on standby

Although, we have rehabilitation and release options available and ready to go for Honey, thus far we have not been granted access for even a marine expert to examine her. The authorities have not viewed this issue with any urgency as the Marine Park has still employed carers to care for the animals. The fact Honey has remained there alone for so long is overlooked by authorities.  

As we know dolphins are pod animals and like humans without social interaction action, social beings can go mad with loneliness. This situation is too dire for officials to continuously ignore.

Currently, Honey has been exhibiting signs of agitation and distress. Which is dangerous for marine animals as they have a tendency to smash themselves into their glass tanks. As a community, we must urge the officials to release these animals into the care of PETA and other rescues, before this situation becomes irreversible.

When you go onto PETA’s website please sign the letter and if you are in that area, we urge for a peaceful protest to release the animals from the Marine Park.

Every action taken is a step towards their freedom.

Please be aware that any hostility will set everything backwards. Always be diplomatic and peaceful.

New Yashima Aquarium: More Evidence

More cruelty evidence of New Yashima Aquarium.

Testimony and Reviews found –

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Pictures courtesy of public submission.

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Additional Photos:

From 2016 – Twitter Photo Credit Black Cove

New Yashima Aquarium: Update

Our friend is working very hard on this issue. She is currently writing another detailed letter to send out with signatures. In hopes that either the Japan officials will step in and investigate the ongoing’s at the aquarium, and find that it needs to be shut down completely.

If anyone has been to the New Yashima Aquarium and has more evidence to add, please email us The Guardian Of Animals

More evidence will help speed up the process of shutting down the aquarium.

You can also email us petitions or events that need to be shared.

You can sign the petition here: Shut Down Yashima Aquarium

Unusual Dolphin Deaths

(CNN Report ) A total of 261 bottlenose dolphins were found stranded between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, officials said.

Authorities discovered the dolphins between February 1 and May 31. A majority of them — 98% — were dead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That number is “three times the historical average in the northern gulf,” said Erin Fougères, a marine mammal stranding program administrator for NOAA.


2019 bottlenose dolphin stranding locations by month along the Northern Gulf of Mexico UME region. (Louisiana-Florida Panhandle)

According to NOAA: It is too early to determine any potential causes of the UME. Many of the dolphins recovered are very decomposed, limiting the ability to collect samples to determine cause of illness or death. In addition, a number of dolphins have stranded in remote locations, which limits the Stranding Network’s ability to examine or recover the  carcass. Some of the stranded dolphins have had visible skin lesions that are consistent with freshwater exposure. Samples are being collected for testing.

In our opinion, it’s possible that the salinity of the ocean could be declining. Due to the polar caps melting at an alarming rate. Even now, as they Melt Polar bears have had to travel farther away from their natural habitat. Weeks ago a report was shared of a malnourished polar bear, entering suburban limits in search of food.

In 2018, the largest King Penguin colony experienced a rapid decline in population. Reports stated that only 60,000 breeding pairs are left when there used to be 500,000.

In our opinion, we truly believe this has to do with climate change and caps melting due to the climate change effect. As we know most of these animals food sources rely on salt, and those food sources eat algae, and plankton, a plant that lives in salt oceans. No salt equates to fewer food sources and the instability of the ecosystem.

The only correct course of action to take is to limit our carbon footprint. As well as switching to green technology. Only then can the planet fully heal.

Shut Down The Yashima Aquarium

We are sharing this petition for our friends.

The New Yashima Aquarium is mistreating the animals they currently have in their possession. As you can see from the disturbing photo, they treat their dolphins like surfboards whilst dawning on Power Ranger costumes. They also keep their animals in small tanks as well as performance pools. There is also video evidence on the petition of a dolphin smashing their head against the glass tank.

Please take the time to sign and share this important petition.

Shutdown Yashima Aquarium