To make matters worse, Honey was not alone in her fate. There were also nearly 50 penguins and countless reptiles and fish left abandoned at the marine park. And with representatives of the Inubosaki Marine Park maintaining their silence, all the animals’ futures remained unclear.
What’s more, with no word from aquarium officials, animal activists’ concerns were heightened. Sachiko Azuma from Put an End to Animal Cruelty and Exploitation (PEACE) explained, “I get feelings of danger and doubt from the fact that they are so silent about this.”