19 Apr '11, 2am

Rescue Mission For Captive Dolphins In Indonesia

Rescue Mission For Captive Dolphins In Indonesia

Animal activist Richard O'Barry made a promise to help any dolphin in trouble anywhere in the world, when he was featured in the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove." So it came as no surprise that he jumped on a plane to Jakarta after he received a call about 72 dolphins being abused in traveling dolphin shows. The Jakarta Globe said the phone call came from the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), a nonprofit animal rights organization that works with the Earth Island Institute. They asked O'Barry who is a marine mammal specialist to help rescue the dolphins and release them back into their natural habitat in the open sea. Similar to the Japanese whale hunts that claim the animals are needed for research, the institutions that caught the bottlenose and spinner dolphins in Indonesia use a loophole in the law that allows their captivity if they are needed for co...

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