It is of extreme importance to remember that the majority of the Japanese people are completely unaware of the drive fisheries and the ways that these animals are collected for their entertainment. Media in Japan will not and does not cover it. Anger directed at the Japanese public would be an unhelpful approach. It is our goal to find creative ways to expose them to these fisheries and hopefully aid in encouraging a change from within the country.
General info on facility:
Shibushiwan Daikoku Dolphin Land (志布志湾大黒イルカランド) was opened in 2011. It is located in Kushima, Japan.
Taiji Affiliation? Yes.
"6 bottlenose dolphins from TAIJI 4 Dec 2010 2 Feb 27 2013
2 Pacific White Sided Dolphins 27th Feb 2013 TAIJI" Info via Captive Cetaceans Tragically Sad.
"4 dolphins, 2 bottlenose & 2 Pacific white-sided, were transferred on April 14, 2016 from Taiji to Shibushiwan Daikoku Dolphin Land 志布志湾海の駅イルカランド in Japan. Dolphin Land reported that it was no trouble to purchase the dolphins since they were not a member of JAZA." Info via Cetabase.
How To Help Spread The Word?
You can reach millions on social media! Don't let a language barrier stop you! You can copy and paste the following phrases to their guests on their social media accounts linked below. This facility lacks an Instagram account so we've linked their location tag on IG. Don't forget to leave them a Facebook review!
水族館でイルカショーを見る前に「ザ・コーヴ」を見てください (Please watch The Cove before buying a ticket to dolphinariums)
動物は自然界で生きるべきです (Animals belong in the wild)
You can also comment with the link DOLPHINFRIENDS.JP! It links to The Cove in Japanese!