BENEFITING: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Aug 12, 2017
Dolphins are incredible, intelligent, and social animals that are slaughtered or captured in Taiji, Japan every year. Those that are "lucky" enough to survive the assault are ripped from their families and sold to marine parks where they must perform multiple shows a day and are often confined to very small tanks. They don't deserve this, and I want to bring awareness to the issue, as well as fund raise for The Dolphin Project.
The Dolphin Project, founded by Ric O'Barry, is an organization that works "...to put an end to dolphin exploitation and slaughter..." Rick O'Barry has worked for decades to realize this, as well as work with communities to find economic alternatives to selling captured dolphins. Please see the link below for the Virtual Race event. I will be participating in a 5k to fundraise and bring awareness.
Visit https://dolphinproject.net/ for more information.