And sadly, by August 2018 it looked like Honey had been left to die at the marine park. Although reports suggested that former aquarium employees were still feeding the animal, it was unclear from where they were sourcing the food and whether this supply would last much longer.
Then, later in August 2018, Akiko Mitsunobu from Animal Rights Center gave an update on the dolphin’s plight. She told Reuters News Agency, “Honey is a symbol of both the problem of marine parks and Taiji’s hunting practices. When we went to check on the facility, she was showing signs of stress, putting her head weakly in and out of the water.”