Save World's Saddest Dolphins



Sharing information and updates on the campaign "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins". By doing so, I hope more people will be aware and understand the existence and purpose of this campaign.

Coming Soon

Free Screening of "A Fall From Freedom"

Screening of A Fall From Freedom



Please go to the following to RSVP! http://www.saddestdolphins.com/A%20Fall%20Freedom/AFallFromFreedom.html 


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About "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins"
27 wild bottlenose dolphins that were once roaming freely in the vast pacific ocean, were being captured and bound to a lifetime of captivity, boredom, stress and frustration, all thanks to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Singapore. Two of the dolphins had already died. Please join Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) and 687,000 people worldwide (and still counting) to urge 


Resorts World Sentosa 
Please Let the Dolphins Go!




Campaign Video | Source: SaddestDolphins.com

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Petitions
1) Save the Saddest Dolphins via Avaaz.org
2) Please Help Free the Sentosa 25 from Resort World in Sentosa Singapore via Change.org
3) Deny the Export of the RWS 25 Dolphins to Resorts World via Change.org





Dolphins currently under training in Philippines
Source: SaddestDolphins.com


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International Support (Click to see more)










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Past Events
1) Concert for the World's Saddest Dolphins
On 28 August 2010, thousands of animal lovers, together with their family, children, friends and even dogs, gathered together at Hong Lim Park, Speaker's Corner (Singapore), to show solidarity with the dolphins. People came together and spoke as one, to urge Resorts World Sentosa to Please let the dolphins go! As part of the concert, people gathered together to form the shape of a giant leaping dolphin (as shown below) and sang together, "Please let the dolphins go!"


The giant leaping dolphin | Source: SaddestDolphins.com



2) Your Chance to Meet Ric O'Barry in Singapore
Ric O'Barry, marine mammal specialist and star of the Academy Award winning documentary Film: The Cove, was in Singapore, for the dialogue session hosted by ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) on 4 October 2011.


It is a very rare opportunity to meet Mr Ric O'Barry and hear him sharing his efforts in ending dolphin exploitation around the world for the past 4o years, as well as his views and thoughts regarding this campaign.


In May 2011, Ric O'Barry wrote a letter to RWS. However, RWS did not reply. When asked by the press, RWS said they did not receive the letter. The letter was resend and no response from RWS again. The press asked again and RWS said the same thing - they did not receive the letter. Therefore, Ric O'Barry, together with Louis Ng went to RWS to deliver the letter to the CEO personally. However they were told that the CEO was not in. The letter was passed to the staff instead. This time, RWS will not have any excuse for not receiving the letter!


Please refer to my blog post "Ric O'Barry in Singapore" for more information and media coverage reports on this dialogue session.

Ric O'Barry & Louis Ng | Source: SaddestDolphins.com



3) "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins" at Manila, The Philippines
ACRES, together with Earth Island Institute Philippines (EII-Phils), launched the campaign "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins" at Manila, The Philippines (12 and 13 November 2011). 


On 14 Novemember 2011, representatives from ACRES, EII-Phils and Philippines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) visited Ocean Adventure Park to film the training sessions of RWS wild-caught dolphins. The dolphins were filmed being confined in small enclosures and trained with basketballs and hula loops. This is really surprising as RWS had claimed that there will not be any dolphin show or dolphin spa programs.


Refer to ACRES Press Release (dated 18 November 2011) or my blog post "To RWS, Dolphin Conservation is about Basketballs & Hula Loops" to find out more.




If RWS has nothing to hide, why the public is not allowed to film the dolphins?
Source: SaddestDolphins.com

 Dolphins kept in small enclosures & trained with basketballs & hula loops
Source: SaddestDolphins.com


Please also read my blog post "Response to RWS letter: Dolphins bound for Singapore park not endangered" on responses by Earth Island Institute & Philippines Animal Welfare Society and ACRES on the above-mentioned letter by RWS.


Check out: Save the Dolphins! By Earth Island Institute, Philippines (28 November 2011)


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Notes (Click to see more)
1) FAQs on "Save the World's Saddest Dolphins" campaign
2) 20 truths about the Marine Life Park (MLP) and dolphins in human care


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To find out more, please visit the official website and do show your support!
Website: http://www.saddestdolphins.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RWSLetTheDolphinsGo (Please LIKE the Page!)
Twitter: @SaddestDolphins

You can also download and read the Campaign Report (pdf).



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Related

SPCA Bulletin: January 2011 issue - Is Captivity So Captivating?


Suffering, Not Smiling - The Truth About Captive Dolphins
(ACRES concerns over the plight of the Indo-Pacific humpbacked or “pink dolphins” (Sousa chinensis) held in captivity at Dolphin Lagoon by Underwater World Singapore (UWS))


~ Till All the Dolphins are Free! ~