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Bringing O’Barry to Las Vegas.

Every year on September 1st, the annual small cetacean hunt and slaughter begins in Taiji, Japan. The Academy Award winning documentary The Cove highlights this brutal event. We would love to offer the people of Las Vegas a chance to open their eyes and make a difference.

mb3benwhiteFree the Mojave Dolphins have been working since May to put together an event for dolphins like Las Vegas has never seen before.  Our team has been in contact with Mr. Ric O’Barry himself, and he is ready to come out to the desert and let his voice be heard. We will be offering you a chance to meet and greet with the man who spearheaded the cetacean rights movement.

In order for this event to happen, we have to ask for some help. We are still a couple hundred dollars short. All money donated will be used on the venue and advertising the event. Free the Mojave Dolphins will not be making a profit. Any extra funds collected will be donated to Ric O’Barry and the Dolphin Project.

If you would like to donate to our cause and help bring Ric O’Barry to Las Vegas, we would really appreciate it. If you are unable to donate- do not feel bad! We completely understand. We feel very blessed to have received the help we have already. Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/8jx858


Dolphin Pox Running Rampant

At the beginning of this week, an anonymous follower of our cause was able to get into Seaworld Orlando and photograph and ID several dolphins which are infected with pox. The whistleblower is quoted saying

I just got back from the park, got you a few pictures of some of the dolphins with pox. A lot of them at Cove have it, some really bad. Out of all of the ones I laid eyes on for sure, there were only a handful that I didn’t see any marks on. Can they contract that disease from each other? I saw a small spot on the juvenile female Haley. She is constantly pursued by an older male, Lagos, who is one that has the pox pretty bad. So I was just wondering how it spreads, if it’s contagious, etc.

I did not see any in Nursery that had it. But two, possibly three in the stadium (Baretta, Clyde, Marble) have it. I was not able to get great pictures of them but I got one that at least shows it on Baretta.

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Vegas Rock Dog Radio

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Last weekend we were invited to appear on Vegas Rock Dog Radio. It was quite the experience! We got to broadcast live to the entire world via a real radio studio. The both of us were extremely nervous going into it- but we left the station feeling accomplished and proud. We gave the 10 Mojave Dolphins a voice. People who had no idea that dolphins were even in the desert were now made aware of their plight. We are very thankful for the opportunity we were given and feel blessed to have made new connections with animal friends in the Las Vegas area.

If you missed out on the radio show and would like to give it a listen, click this link (.mp3!).

Please do not forget to check out Vegas Rock Dog Radio and listen to their next live show.


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