It’s hard to believe it, but the 2012-2013 Japan dolphin hunting season is upon us. It feels like the sadness that spun from the traumatic events of last years hunting season hasn’t even gone away. And yet, here we are, facing another season of death and capture in the waters of Taiji.
The start of the hunting season will once again bring together people from all over the globe who want to see Japan end this slaughter.
Events are currently being planned all over the world so be sure and go to one near you and make your voice heard.
Tell Japan to end this for good.
Tell the world that you stand against captivity. You can make difference.
Check out this link to get information on a protest happening near you. Protests will take place on August 31, 2012 in the afternoon.
I truly hope everyone can make time to go out and support dolphins living wild and free in our oceans.
And don’t forget to check out my fundraising page for my upcoming trip to Taiji, Japan.
Thank you for reading!
Categories: Animal Welfare, Cetaceans, dam guardians, Dolphins, Marine Wildlife, Oceans, Sea Shepherd, Uncategorized, Whales
Tags: dolphin day 2012, dolphin slaughter, japan dolphin day, taiji, the cove
Here is an awesome video made by the great Rex Ray about our Japan Dolphin Day event on September 1st in Seattle.
The inspirational Elora and Scott West spoke to the group gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate.
Thank you Rex Ray for posting this and allowing us all to share it.
September 1st marks the first official day of the dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan. So today, all over the world people gathered in front of Japanese Consulate and Embassy buildings to show support for dolphins and ask the Japanese government to end the slaughter of these intelligent cetaceans. In Seattle it was no different. We had a great group of people come out to hold signs, waves at cars and cheer for dolphins living wild and free in the oceans.
I have made some friends that I know will be part of my life for a long time and we will be there on the streets every year until Japan ends the killing of dolphins. Japan allows 20,000 dolphins to killed every year and allows countless others to be taken and sold to marine parks such as Sea World. I hope many people found our message today to be one of inspiration and awareness. I know there are those who thought the deadly cove in Taiji was shut down after the Academy Award winning documentary came out. That is not the case. The movie simply created taller barriers hiding the cove, and more police officials and fisherman guarding it.
One day we will see the end to this senseless activity. Until then, we will continue to stand up and make noise so the world does not forget.
Here are some pictures from today’s Japan Dolphin Day event in Seattle.
Elora Malama West and I
Our fearless leader Kim!
Well after a couple of months of hard work, Japan Dolphin Day is finally here! Tomorrow my fellow dolphin defenders and I will be gathered at the Japanese Consulate in Seattle. I am really hoping a lot of people come out to support dolphins and their right to live wild and free in the oceans.
I have met some amazing people doing this and I am so inspired by their passion to speak up for those that have no voice. See everyone tomorrow!!
The Seattle PI put a nice little press release about the event in today’s paper too!
I met some awesome people yesterday and we made a bunch of signs for the upcoming Japan Dolphin Day event. It was amazing to spend time with people who care so much for dolphins, whales and the world around them. I am hoping Thursday brings a big crowd to not just our event in Seattle, but to the events happening everywhere.
This is an international event so be sure and find out where one is taking place near you!
Just click the link below!