Tom and Misha – Back to the Blue – Free At Last

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Awesome news, I hope now, they will always remain free & happy!”

With a mighty surge Tom and Misha are free once more!

Rescued from death’s door and the confines of a filthy festering ‘swimming pool’ in Hisaronu, Turkey, nearly two years of careful care and preparation finally reached its stunning climax when the gate to their sea pen was opened for the first time and the two dolphins swam Back To The Blue.

At the opening of Tom and Misha’s gateway to freedom was legendary actress and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna OBE alongside Coronation Street favourite, Helen Worth, TV Investigator Donal MacIntyre and Derya Yildirim from the on-site team. See the moment as it happened in the video below:

Published on 10 May 2012 by 

The moment that Tom and Misha finally became free after years of captivity. Find out more at http://www.bornfree.org.uk/dolphins/

Back to the wild, Tom and Misha

 

Published on 11 May 2012 by 

The moment that Tom and Misha finally became released back to the wild. Corrie actress Helen Worth travels to Turkey for an update on the plight of two dolphins rescued from a tiny swimming pool at a holiday resort as they are released and tracked traveling home.

 

Blog: Update on Captivity Issues in Turkey | Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project

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English: Ric O'Barry in Los Angeles in June 2009.

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By Laura Bridgeman, Program Associate, Dolphin Project, Earth Island Institute 

The Dolphin Project has been working with Freedom for Dolphins and other groups in assessing the growing issue of captivity in Turkey. The governing authorities, namely the Turkish Prime Ministry and the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, have been ignoring the flagrant legal and ethical transgressions regarding dolphins within their borders and coastal waters. 

Despite pressure from a growing local and international movement of dolphin-welfare advocates, government officials and powerful members of the captivity industry insist on illegally exploiting dolphins for profit.

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Blog: Update on Captivity Issues in Turkey | Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project.

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