#Animal Welfare
Mayor of Taiji, Kazutaka Sangen

Angel is a beautiful albino dolphin calf who once swam freely alongside her mother in the Pacific Ocean off Japan. But earlier this year, Angel was captured by dolphin hunters.

As she was dragged away in a net, she saw her mother and family being herded into a shallow cove, to be slaughtered in an unspeakably cruel way.

Tell local authorities to release Angel - and end the inhumane practice of dolphin hunting in Taiji for good.

Angel was taken to a local aquarium, the Taiji Whale Museum, where she is now a "freak" exhibit. She's confined in a tiny indoor tank. Eyewitnesses say she floats lifelessly, or swims in small distressed circles with her eyes often closed. With her mother dead, Angel has no one to help her except us.

Please ask the Taiji government, which owns the Whale Museum, to release Angel into a shaded sea pen. The Museum already has sea pens in a nearby natural lagoon so this is a feasible option. It will vastly improve Angel’s quality of life while options for her full release into the wild are pursued.

Please add your signature now, and make sure the Mayor hears your voice on behalf of Angel.

To: Mr Kazutaka Sangen, Mayor, Municipal Government of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Dear Mayor Sangen,

I strongly oppose the cruel treatment of Angel, the albino dolphin calf in captivity at the government-owned Taiji Whale Museum. I also oppose in the strongest terms the brutal practice of dolphin hunting carried out in Taiji.

I have seen reports of Angel's traumatised state in the cruel, inadequate confines of a small indoor tank. These conditions are wholly unacceptable for a wild dolphin, especially a young calf who no longer has the company and protection of her butchered mother.

I call on you to free Angel from her hellish prison and demeaning performance training, and release her into a shaded sea pen in the nearby natural lagoon. The Whale Museum already has several large sea pens in the lagoon, and this will vastly improve Angel’s quality of life.

I also call on you to put an end to the unspeakably cruel practice of dolphin hunting in Taiji. Angel is a representative of the hundreds of dolphins taken into captivity, and the many hundreds more slaughtered in Taiji each year for profit. Please make a decision to stop these hunts - and with them the suffering of these emotional, intelligent family animals.

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The Save Angel the albino dolphin from a lifetime of hell petition to Mayor of Taiji, Kazutaka Sangen was written by Australia for Dolphins and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.