Photocredit : sea Shepherd Cove Guardians
Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians posted yesterday that “following transport truck carrying 4 captive Bottlenose dolphins. Appears they are headed to Osaka. We assume these are the 4 headed to Russia in exchange for the 2 belugas”
Do you recall the two belugas that arrived in Taiji from Russia showing a new horrific development, that species are being traded. Well it seemed that these 4 unfortunate dolphins were part of that deal. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEYQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdcs.org%2Fnews.php%3Fselect%3D1407&ei=jIUvUaLWEsaxhAeFyIGYBw&usg=AFQjCNFEK9ifoJrEKUXrbo2QMa3Mv-YAFQ&bvm=bv.43148975,d.ZG4&cad=rja
“Transfer truck has stopped at a truck stop just south of Wakayama City. The truck is now escorted by Wakayama Prefecture police and a Police van.
We continue to follow with two vehicles”
“Truck in now at Osaka port. And we have been stopped by police and told it is private property and cannot go further.
Appears they will unload crates onto Satsuma Sunflower Satsuma”
Sunflower Satsuma with 4 bottlenose captives on board
This is where they are probably going – The Vladivistok Aquarium/Oceanarium