Environmental group Earth Island Institute (EII) in the Philippines strongly criticizes Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s flaunting of his patronage to Ocean Adventure in Subic, Zambales amid existing community quarantine policies.
The operation of Ocean Adventure has been controversial from the very beginning. Dolphins used by OA for show come from the inhumane dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan which was featured in the 2010 Oscar winning documentary, The Cove.
The work that we do in Earth Island PH and network of advocates from LAMAVE, Balyena.org, and MWWP, was recently featured in Rubi On A Roadtrip, a primetime eco-travel show at ANC airing every Saturday at 6:30PM and Sunday at 8PM.
Throughout the years, the campaign against the dolphin hunts has prospered within Japan as well. Awareness has spread amongst the Japanese people propelling them to unite in cause-oriented organizations and in standing-up to protest these killings.
Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and Earth Island Institute Philippines urged the governments of Korea and the Philippines to prohibit the re-exportation of beluga whales, specifically those from the Geoje Sea World (GSW) in Korea to the Manila Ocean Park (MOP) in the Philippines.
According to the real experts, Pseudorcas (Pseudorca crassidens) live to be 57 years old for males and 62 years for females, a far cry from all Pseudorcas in the facility which died before they even reach 20 years old.