“After attempting to free a captive dolphin named Charlie Brown, I spent a week in a Bimini jail, paid the $5 fine and shortly thereafter, Dolphin Project was born.” ~ Richard O’Barry
That was 1970. Now 48 years later, thanks to you, we’ve come a long way in our efforts to protect dolphins worldwide from exploitation and slaughter.
Your generous support of our global projects and campaigns is the reason real progress is being made. After years of campaigning against dolphin abuse in Indonesia, Wake Bali Dolphin, a tourist attraction in Bali, just closed down. Last month, Dolphin Project returned from our 15th season in Taiji, Japan, ground zero for the captivity industry. Thanks to your social media sharing, our videos have received over 100 million views. Last December, Dolphin Project confiscated two wild-caught dolphins in Karimunjawa, Indonesia, destined for the traveling circuses, with the surviving dolphin successfully released into her home range.
As we commemorate our 48th year this Earth Day, we ask that you continue to share our blogs and social media posts, consider supporting Dolphin Project with a recurring donation and encourage others to take the pledge to NOT buy a ticket to a dolphin show.
To celebrate our birthday, from 12:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, April 18 to 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 22, using coupon code DP48, you can shop authentic Dolphin Project gear for 15% off!
Collectively, we have done much towards ending dolphin abuse and with your help, will continue to do so.
For the dolphins, always,
Ric O’Barry, Founder/Director of Dolphin Project
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Every dollar counts! Your contribution to Dolphin Project aids the longest-running, anti-captivity dolphin welfare organization in the world.
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It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s effective. Take the Pledge now and share with your friends!