About Save Misty The Dolphin

This page began because of one animal - “Misty” - a sick dolphin being held in a filthy backyard pool at a resort in Taiji, Japan.

Over the course of just five days - people around the world worked non-stop to help save Misty. Our voices were heard. Misty was moved from his cruel confinement to a larger, clean tank with other dolphins. This was an important victory for Misty, but sadly he is just one of thousands of dolphins who are hunted, confined or brutally slaughtered each year in a Japan.

The 2009 Academy Award winning movie “The Cove” shed light on the dark secrets of Taiji. Migrating dolphins are driven into a cove and brutally stabbed to death. Bright blue water turns blood red. Even though dolphin meat is filled with toxic mercury, in Japan it is sold for food. The “pretty” dolphins are spared this fate. They are taken from the cove and sold to dolphinariums and aquariums for as much as $300,000. These animals are doomed to live out their days in small concrete lagoons where they perform tricks on command for paying audiences. They will never again know the pure joy of swimming freely in open water with their families.

Japan permits about 20,000 dolphins to be hunted each year. From September 2010 to March 2011, representatives of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were in Taiji documenting the bloodshed. While they could not intervene without risking jail time or deportation, they did observe and share these horrors with the world. It was their undercover work that revealed the plight of Misty.

We are asking each of you who helped make things better for Misty to help us bring an end to the sale and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji. Please call and write your Japanese Embassy. Share this story with the media. Do it every single day. Spread the word. Tell everyone you know. Don’t stop until the slaughter ends - permanently.

We are an international army of compassionate people working together with one goal---to end the inhumane hunting, confinement and slaughter of marine mammals. This is our goal- This is our commitment- This is our passion. Won’t you please join us?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead