Taiji Protest – Japanese Embassy, London
Every year, thousands of dolphins are driven by fishing boats into The Cove, Taiji. Most are killed for meat, others are removed from the water and sold to dolphinariums where they will be trained to perform shows for the public.
A Taiji protest is taking place in London on November 7th, with Care for the Wild Policy Advisor Dominic Dyer as one of the speakers. Read details from the Facebook event page below and click on the link to say you’re going.
Find out which dolphinariums take live dolphins from Taiji
PROTEST AGAINST THE TAIJI DOLPHIN AND SMALL WHALE SLAUGHTER AND CAPTIVITY TRADE
On the 7th November, we call on ALL dolphin friends to reunite together, this time we need our biggest Super Pod so far. THE CRUELTY MUST STOP !!!!!
The Barbaric annual slaughter of Dolphins and small whales has begun again and will continue for many months, 1000’s of dolphins will loose their lives in the most horrific way imaginable.
They are calling on all of you, they need YOU to help make our message loud and clear to the Japanese Embassy, you have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of innocent animals by protesting the capture and slaughter of dolphins that is an atrocious annual tradition in Japan’s Taiji Cove.
20 000 dolphins, porpoises and small whales are slaughtered each year which occurs in Japan every year between September and March. Si
The Japanese government maintain that Taiji is part of a cultural tradition, and yet the evidence is clear that this is a commercially driven endeavour, with the animals ending up in captivity, on the food market, or simply left injured in the oceans to die. Unlike whales, dolphins do not have an international organisation to offer them protection, so it really is down to us – the people of the international community to care enough to take action for these animals which scientists are increasingly discovering to be highly intelligent, emotional and social beings.
Momentum is building rapidly for the opposition of dolphin and whale slaughter and capture in the form of global protests, a viral storm of Internet activity and media coverage including high profile documentaries. In 2009 the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove was released, featuring Richard O’Barry, a former dolphin capturer and trainer for the TV Series Flipper, who later dedicated his life to preventing the very same practice. The impact of this film now looks set to be matched by the recent release of the documentary Blackfish, which chillingly reveals the immorality and tragic consequences of keeping orca whales in captivity.
Continued pressure is crucial.
JAPAN WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP. YOU WILL NOT WIN. WE PROMISE YOU THIS. WE ARE GROWING EVERY DAY, WE WILL WIN. THE DOLPHINS WILL WIN.
The world is waking up to the horrific reality of Taiji cove, but nothing will change unless we turn our awareness into
action. Please join us at the protest to show Japan and the world that we no longer accept this and bring about a change desperately overdue.
PLEASE WATCH THE COVE AND PLEASE SUPPORT RIC O BARRY WHO IS A GENUINE AMBASSADOR FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.
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