Please Sign a Petition to Help Elderly Dolphin to Retire


Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.
Peter Singer

Sadly dolphins in captivity do not enjoy their lives confined in an unnatural environment unable to do much of anything that is natural for their species.

Please send an urgent message to Dolphin Marine Magic demanding Bucky’s immediate retirement, and freedom to live the rest of his days in peace with his pod in an accredited sea sanctuary  – there is more action you can take for Bucky and other dolphins further down.

Bucky has worked entertaining people for many years confined and restricted from living a full and normal life. He is a highly intelligent animal and deserves better, he has been seriously ill with cancer and he is also getting old, surely it is time now to for him to retire and spend the remainder of his life in peace. He deserves this surely after so many many years of captivity.

Bucky, a 47-year-old dolphin at Australia’s Dolphin Marine Magic, is forced to perform tricks and participate in swim-with-dolphin programs daily despite the fact that he is recovering from cancer. Although Bucky is equivalent in years to an 80-year-old human and has been sick, he is regularly forced to jump through hoops, do flips, give guests “dolphin kisses,” and even carry tourists across the water on his back.

Please read more and sign and share the petition:

DMM: Retire Bucky, the Elderly Dolphin With Cancer Forced to Carry Tourists on His Back!

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“Since the day he was found, Bucky has spent his entire life in tiny concrete tanks. Bottlenose dolphins typically live 40 to 50 years, which means Bucky will likely die soon, without ever seeing his ocean home or his pod again.”

No animal should be kept in captivity, no creature should be forced to entertain fickle minded people. Dolphins belong in the sea free to roam ,free to live the life that nature intended. Help free Bucky from enslavement by sharing this petition widely.

Further Action

You could also write polite correspondence by either e-mail or letter to Paige Sinclair, Dolphin Marine Magic

Dolphin Marine Magic contact details  also includes telephone Number

More information This link includes a further petition concerning dolphins in Australia.

You may also be interested in –  note that there is a comment which states that Bucky’s cancer is back

“Buckys Cancer is Back. The Veterinarian at Dolphin Marine Magic told AFD recently.
Bucky is still WORKING, doing shows!!!!!

We have also heard that the park has also NOT been issued a license to hold dolphins……the future is unwritten. These dolphins deserve a sea sanctuary.”

Paul Franklin Watson: Hero of Animal Rights and Environmental Activism

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.



PAUL FRANKLIN WATSON, the 65-year-old, silver-haired marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist, founder of the influential SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY and co-founder of GREENPEACE, is a celebrity. His job and passion is to ram whaling boats.

Paul promotes veganism and a biocentric, rather than anthropocentric, worldview. Of course, he is on Interpol’s international fugitives list, but now, France has granted him political asylum.


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Official Website

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Facebook

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Twitter

Something Positive

I regret as a result of personal issues which are still ongoing I have not been on-line for a while writing or publishing for this blog. From time to time I will try to post a blog entry from either myself or guest blogger Luis Leonel but these may be sporadic at best. Apologies if I am not always able to respond to comments or comment on the blogs I follow and those who follow me.

For the first blog after such a long break I thought it might be good to include something positive. In fact I hope to include more positive posts than previously in order to create a better balance. With the emphasis on unbalanced and often biased negative aspects of the news the world can seem like a bleak place with little of any good taking place. While there is much evil in the world perpetrated towards both human and non human animals there is also much good.

So many people in their everyday lives contribute to a better world not necessarily in momentous actions but in little ways often not noticed or deliberately ignored – frankly I consider there is a deliberate emphasis on negativity. Why this is so I hope to discuss in another post.

But for now today something positive!!!!

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
Robert F Kennedy

It was in fact difficult to make a selection because contrary to what we tend to think there are many good people in the world, kind caring people. Here is a selection of positive items from the internet which I have personally found uplifting

Please check out the You tube Channel of Erin who has 17 pets  Pets Palace TV

“My name is Erin, I own 9 guinea pigs, 2 bunnies 3 gerbils, a hamster, a cat and a dog. I am very  passionate about animals and I try to give all my pets the best life that I can provide for them. My  aim is to inspire many people to do the best that they can for their small pets.”

Erin really looks after her numerous pets very well and it is good to see animals so well cared for. Furthermore it is also good to include something positive about a young person as so often young people are maligned and stereotyped as selfish and uncaring which is most certainly not the case at all.

There are just so many videos included in Erin’s You tube channel it was hard to choose a small selection, so if you get a bit of spare time I highly recommend that you watch some of these videos: Pets Palace TV.

It is heartwarming to see animals so well cared for, especially guinea pigs and rabbits, two pets often so neglected.

Furthermore if you are going through a difficult time or when the cruelty, brutality, greed and selfishness of the world gets you down remind yourself by watching videos such as those above and below that there is goodness in the world, there are good and caring people who try to make a difference when and wherever they can.

Middle Schoolers Create 3D-Printed Boot for Injured Penguin (WATCH)

Children help and injured penguin

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Here is another positive story form Good News Network

50 Good Samaritans on Train Help Refugee Family Navigate New Country

“When a Canadian woman offered to help a refugee family, appearing lost and confused at a train station, little did she know she’d be just one of 50 people coming to their aid.”

Read more of this heart warming story:

It often appears that there is little sympathy for refugees and it is my opinion that the issue of immigrants and refugees was sadly the deciding factor or the only factor upon which many people here in the UK based their Brexit vote on. It is therefore such a refreshing change to read about so many people who went out of their way to help this Syrian family

I like this website from The Good deeds organisation. Simple stories of acts of random kindness by ordinary people.

In the great scheme of things maybe the people above seem to make only a small difference yet they make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people or animals whose lives are enhanced by their kindness and caring.

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A selection of positive news items