Quoted from Ric O’barry : ” I hope you’ll join me in this campaign to stop the killing of dolphins in Japan. Most people in Japan don’t have any idea that the dolphin slaughter is even happening. If we can spread the word around the world – and especially in Japan – we can expose the secret of Taiji and force the Japanese government to stop it. We can win this issue – but we need your help!
At the Cove in Taiji, the dolphin killing continues. Although the killing of bottlenose dolphins – the primary target species – has dramatically decreased compared to previous seasons, they, along with other dolphin species, including many pilot whales and Risso’s dolphins, continue to be captured for aquariums and slaughtered for meat by the Taiji fishermen. The fight for the protection of all marine mammals goes on. ”
I will be traveling to Taiji, Japan in Jan 2011 to witness and document the annual slaughter of dolphins in The Cove. I will be blogging about my experience in an effort to get the word out that this practice is still going on in this day and age. Please call or write to the Japanese Embassy in your country and let them know how you feel.