Another Dolphin has Died
On Monday, February 13th, one of the dolphins that arrived from Taiji, Japan on February 10th, died.
We have no details about the exact cause of its death, but we can speculate that the terrifying experience of its capture and the stressful 31 hour journey from Osaka to the Whale Ecology Experience Center in Ulsan Namgu, and their apparent callous treatment by transport and center staff, contributed significantly.
It is now even more urgent to ban the importing of dolphins and other marine mammals to Korea, in compliance with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
How many more of these beautiful and highly intelligent and social animals have to die before this happens?