Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Day 66: Tried to Save Dolphins From Poor Conditions
One of the most vivid memories of my childhood is when my grandfather took me to swim with dolphins in a cove near Cancun, Mexico. Dolphins were my favorite animal growing up, and I couldn't believe that I would have the opportunity to swim with them. Holding on to their fins and allowing them to take me through the water was an incredible feeling, one that I will never forget. Not long after that trip, I lost my grandfather, but luckily he is always there when I remember our time swimming with the dolphins.
The dolphins that I swam with were wild dolphins that swam freely in and out of the cove into the Gulf of Mexico. Wild dolphins swim up to 40 miles per day in the wild, and need that sort of freedom to be healthy and survive. Unfortunately, for 2 dolphins named Sad and Lonely in Japan, that freedom is unattainable in their 24 x 24 foot tank. There is a movement to get these dolphins freed from their horrible conditions so that they may survive freely in the wild. Today, as my random act of kindness, I chose to sign a petition to free Sad and Lonely from the world's smallest dolphin tank. My hope is that enough people can sign this to free the dolphins back into the wild. If you get a chance, please sign the petition.