The Angel of TaijiPeople around the world prayed for these dolphins, prayed for the killing to end. God sent Angel the albino dolphin stolen from the Cove. Her rarity brought the eyes of the world to Taiji, international press, government ministers across the globe and the people everywhere cried out for this to end and condemned the hunt. People across the world realised where their dolphins came from and global awareness was raised.
The Taiji whale museum is currently the captors of beautiful Angel. Despite the stories they released about rescuing her as she would not survive, that is simply not true. The people of Taiji and the people of Japan should turn their backs on those who bring shame and dishonour to them. The people of Taiji know what is going on here, Mayor Sangen knows, the town council knows, the Wakayama Prefecture officials know and the Government Ministers know. The story given to the press about little Angel is a lie!!
People across the globe are disgusted, appalled and hurt that you let this go on day after day they are demanding, petitioning and asking their governments to impose economic sanctions on Japan, to boycott and withdraw the Olympics from Japan and all for the actions of a few Taiji people. Is it really worth letting the greed of a few men affect the economics of a whole country? It seems so.
Angel's beautiful family surround her and her mother sensing doom approaching.
Taiji harbour pens - prison for Angel's family whilst waiting to be taught to eat dead fish for an Aquarium buyer.
Does this look happy to you??? The Taiji people have turned a blind eye to the suffering they create in their pens which is apparent to all except them.
Angel is hungry and fearfully snatches a dead fish and dashes back to the centre of the pool. Is it any wonder she is frightened of humans after all she has been put through.
They measure and do tests on her on the way
They try to feed her and admit it may take her a while to adjust to her new surroundings.
Nothing resembles the ocean she knows anymore.
She still swims in circles
Sept 2014 Angel and her new tanks mates are now part of the show.
Dive with the dolphins, shame they don't use that sponge to clean the tank.
Angel swims with none of her own kind.
Stolen for a life like this
Angel is part of the entertainment now.
Her tank mates also participate in dive with dolphins
Stolen from the cove for this
Putting on a performance for dead fish.
The most recent photographs show a horrible picture of Angels life, she has teeth missing, is having blood taken and has been trained for husbandry, hopefully not for AI. There are still many bottlenose dolphins in the pens and only 5 taken this season so some could be Angel's family. They could be rehabilitated and released together.
Now 1 whole year since her abduction, she is so big but still so tragically sad
Ric O'Barry's dolphin project has tirelessly campaigned for Angel, read about them here
Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians also film every day of the hunting season follow the daily horror here
TO HELP SAVE ANGEL AND OTHERS ACROSS THE GLOBE, MAKE SURE YOU SIGN ALL THE PETITIONS every signature counts.