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A dolphin called Honey, 46 penguins, and hundreds of fish and reptiles have been abandoned at Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi after it shut down last year. 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.
Honey—who was captured in 2005 near Taiji during Japan's annual dolphin slaughter—is growing increasingly frustrated and stressed from being deprived of companionship, the opportunity to swim freely in the ocean, and everything else that's natural and important to her. If she's transferred to another aquarium, she will likely spend the rest of her life in a tiny tank, being forced to perform circus-style tricks for food.
That's why it's vital that all the animals imprisoned at the run-down Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium be released to sanctuaries, where they would be protected from greedy, profit-driven humans. PETA stands ready to help with this.
Please urge the governor of Chiba Prefecture and the executive director of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums to take immediate action to transfer all the animals suffering at the derelict facility to sanctuaries, where they can finally have the life and care that they deserve.