A coalition advocating for dolphin welfare is demanding an evidence from officers over a suspicion that two dolphins rescued from captivity went lacking from the Bali Unique Marine Park.
In a press launch printed at present, the coalition — comprised of Indonesian public figures and animal rights activists together with Davina Veronica and Nadine Chandrawinata — highlighted the plight of the dolphins rescued from the banned Dolphin Lodge earlier this yr, which they are saying are in “worse situation” at their short-term location on the Bali Unique Marine Park.
The coalition spokesman, Pinneng Sulungbudi, advised Coconuts through WhatsApp at present that their group visited the park in early October, solely to search out that two of the 7 dolphins rescued from the Dolphin Lodge are lacking.
“After we acquired there, we have been shocked,” the coalition stated. ”Of the three present swimming pools, 5 dolphins from Bali Dolphin Lodge are positioned in the identical small and shallow pool. They’re additionally consistently uncovered to the solar.”
“As well as, we discovered an oddity: there ought to have been seven dolphins there. The place are the opposite two dolphins?”
A web based petition began by the coalition has garnered over 70,000 signatures as of at present, during which they demand the rescued dolphins to be returned to the ocean. Following their discovery in early October on the lacking dolphins, the coalition is now calling for an evidence from the Ministry of Setting and Forestry.
Coconuts has reached out to the Pure Assets Conservation Middle (BKSDA) in Bali however has but to obtain a response.