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.

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Fourth Of July And Pets

Please be aware that on the 4th of July Companions are the most vulnerable. On this day, Companions go missing, due to the loud noises of fireworks going off. It is the highest percentage of missing companions of any other holiday.

In order to prevent this from happening, precautions are a must. Microchipping pets should be a priority and if you can’t microchip, there are alternatives.

Having a collar and tag with your address and phone number is a must. Keeping your companions inside in a safe secluded room, with food and water. Tv or radio on to drown out the loud noise. Have toys as well.

Make them comfortable as possible to make them feel safer.

Companions are family and we must do everything we can to prevent harm. This goes for any and all types of companions.

Have a happy fourth and remember to stay safe.

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.

Read The Labels: Xylitol

Dogs love peanut butter and that’s the truth. And as pet parents, we love giving them treats. However, there are Peanut Butters out there that are highly dangerous for our companions. This is when you need to start reading labels before you buy.

Why Xylitol Is Dangerous to Dogs

Xylitol is a sweetener that’s gaining in popularity because of its dental benefits for people as well as its suitability as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Yet thousands of dogs are accidentally poisoned by xylitol every year. 

In fact, the toxic dose of xylitol in dogs is even less than chocolate! For example, as little as 1.37 grams of xylitol can cause a rapid drop in a dog’s blood sugar (“hypoglycemia”) and result in staggering, disorientation, collapse, and seizures in a 30-pound dog*. If a dog of the same size ingested 6.8 grams, it could be enough to cause a debilitating and likely deadly destruction of the dog’s liver cells. Now consider that it would take about 22 times more (150 grams) dark chocolate to result in the same level of severe toxicity. 

*Sources: New Findings On The Effects Of Xylitol Ingestion In Dogs from ASPCA-APCC 2006; Acute Hepatic Failure And Coagulopathy Associated With Xylitol Ingestion In Eight Dogs from ASPCA-APCC 2006, published in JAVMA (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2006; 229:1113-1117)

Please be aware of your peanut butters ingredients. This site lists Safe Brands of Peanut Butter: Senior Dog Days

If your dog should happen to ingest any dangerous food take them to the Veterinarians right away.

Its Hot In That Car

If you need to take your companion animals with you. Then you need to leave the A.C. on in the car with water for them to drink. Otherwise, leave them at home and out of the heat. Too many times I have seen people leaving their companions in a hot car. Too many times I have had to call cops while busting the window open to save a dog’s life.

People need to understand if it’s too hot for them then it’s really too hot for their companions.

If you yourself see an animal in a hot car. You need to alert the local authorities, and let them know you had to break the window to save a life. This goes for young kids as well. Do not leave kids in the car on hot days either. Hot cars are death sentences.

Please be vigilant this summer and take precautions and care for your family members.