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A white whale wears a Santa Claus hat during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama on Saturday.

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a little creppy

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THAT is something rarely seen in the wild.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Whale wear, or whale ware...

Wail, where?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What a beautiful creature!

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This white dolphin (シロイルカ)  creates amazing bubble rings. This is an yearly event there.

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a real contened smile ie i am happy.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Christmas Bento

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

a real contened smile

No, just the natural shape of the poor imprisoned creature's mouth.

Take that stupid hat off its head and put the animal back in the sea where it belongs.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

really dumb!

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man need a harpoon!! white whale steaks these would just melt in the mouth. MMMMM

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Saddest picture of the year. Make a poor, intelligent, captive animal a fool by forcing her to bear with anything to survive.

They are beautiful and charming creatures in the sea and here they are humiliated and tortured to entertain heartless people who watch them and have fun and joy seeing a fine animal turned into a clown. Shame on everybody who attend these kind of shows and even pay for that.

It's like aliens captured humans and displayed them in small air bubbles in the space dressing them to aliens and have fun watching them. Humans would s$$t themselves in fear, and they think they are so intelligent yet fail to recognize what that unfortunate sea creature goes through when captured and treated like that.

Animals have feelings and intelligence, too. They understand what happens to them they can understand and feel the humiliation. Shame. Dirty shame.

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I'm with Cleo on this one...........and The Munya, for once. Cricky, making me laugh in spite of myself, once more.

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It's so wrong to keep a wild animal captured for our mere entertainment.

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I would much rather see that beautiful smile in it's natural environment than in the prison of an aquarium!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

animal cruelty @ its finest.

shameful and a total disgrace!!

2 ( +5 / -3 )

At first glance I thought of Ozawa, but then after that I felt so bad for this big fat white whale. I went to that park recently. Outside area for Penguins is pitiful.

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Well said, Cleo.

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With small fish, aquariums can represent their natural environment reasonably well, but for whales and dolphins, swimming around in a large pool and being subjected to such humiliation is saddening. It's all about money and the idiots that are willing to pay to see a depressed animal in captivity.

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wrong on so many levels...

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Silly. And it's a disservice to Christmas as well!

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How can Japan love and eat these creatures at the same time

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Pathetic!

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Well said Cleo, Munya, almost everyone. Sad sad sad.

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LOL people care about whales more then they care about people.

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