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Powerful Japanese Activist Response to Dolphin Drive in Taiji

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, activsists, dolphins, Japan )

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It was both a tragic and inspirational start to the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan. As a pod of between 40-60 bottlenose dolphins were pushed into the cove, Japanese activists made history of their own

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Christeen A (368)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
Kudos to everyone involved with the protests. Thank you.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:28 pm
Too bad someone hadn't scuba'd out and cut those nets to let the dolphins go free.

pam w (139)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:32 pm
I've wondered many times why we haven't seen Japanese protests of this disgusting event.

Perhaps this is the beginning of the end?

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:03 pm
I was happy to hear of the protest in Japan. This was great news. It's a start. Please save the dolphins.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:20 pm
Thrilled to hear this! Hopefully next years turnout will be triple the size. Thx Cal

Mike H (252)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:39 pm
Thank you so much to all the brave activists of every nationality. I hope the end is near to this barbaric slaughter.

Saturday September 7, 2013, 6:13 pm
I am so glad that the Japanses have such caring and empathectic activts too. We tend to lump a nation all togther and think that the whole country is cruel, quite forgetting the wonderful people of that country who are doing all they can to stop this disgusting animal cruelty. Blessings to all the ativists. SURELY with all the public demonstration against this horrible thing that it won't be too long until it is banned? I am sure that the police would have stopped anyone swimming out to cut the nets, or someone would surely have done it!

lee e (114)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:34 pm
It's a wonderful article - "he heard the dolphins cry" - what more could break my heart!

Michelle S (462)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 9:28 pm
Yesterday "fishermen" drove two pods into the killing cove after chasing them for seven hours.

They killed a juvenile Bottlenose Dolphin in direct violation of the WAZA agreement not to slaughter any dolphins during the selective captive process in September.

October through May of next year will see the slaughter of thousands of dolphins herded into the blood cove.

Tokyo has won its bid for the 2020 Olympic games. Is Japan worthy of this honor?

I have posted numerous petitions for the Taiji dolphins at this site that need your signatures including a post where you can locate the email of your embassy and a script you can send them demanding an end to the slaughter. Visit my news page and sign them
now. Share widely and spread the word. Help end the insanity that is Japan's yearly dolphin slaughter shame.

Barb K (1688)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 9:42 pm
God Bless and Protect the bottle-nosed dolphins from being slaughtered in October. It's a BLESSING that the Japanese are taking a stand for the dolphins. Great article; offered so much HOPE!! Please pray for the dolphins not to be sold to an entertainment park or to be slaughtered!! TYSM CAL!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:15 am
These people deserve a medal for putting themselves at risk in protecting these beautiful animals.However I am concerned by mention of a " whale barbeque ". The two don'tt go together.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:35 am

. (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:43 am
𝕶𝖔𝖉𝖔𝖘 𝖙𝖔 𝖆𝖑𝖑 𝖎𝖓𝖛𝖔𝖑𝖛𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖆𝖑!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:53 am
This barbarity should have been stopped years ago, it's an abomination. Thanks to those who help the dolphins.

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:26 am
god bless the activists and dolphins there.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:53 am

Frances D (133)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 6:26 am
I agree with all comments, and as Pam w says,
Perhaps this is the beginning of the end?

Michael M (60)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:46 am
Up here in the last decade, I met a lot of young Japanese (also often meeting some of their more traditional parents), and have been really happy to see the truly revolutinoary way they think and act.
Yeah, the purple and orange hair, and rings all over, but they speak and act from the heart.
They are strongly aware that the oppressive culture is not natural, and just by being themselves, speaking out singing on Tokyo streets, they are shaking the minds of the paasers-by who, so like the thoughtless Americans, just follow like helpless sheep every where their government shepherds them.

Mindless cruelty will be ended.
The world is new today.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:06 am
Lets hope they dont stop protesting

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks Michael, I hope you are right.

Irene Leggett (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:39 pm
'He heard the dolphins cry' How very, very sad and poignant. Long may the protests, and protesters, carry on until their voices are heard and this senseless killing is stopped.

S J (130)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 3:03 pm
How about use a net to catch those heartless humans, meanwhile let the dolphins

Noted, thanks Cal

paula eaton (30)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 3:28 pm
Keep up the protests. This barbaric cruelty has to end. Heartbreaking what is done to the dolphins. Until this ends please boycott Japan. Also, remember the whales.

Tamara H (185)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:53 pm
Very emotional and powerful video. Makes me sick what these dolphin hunters are doing. Thanks Cal.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:08 am
Noted - I swear the monsters that do these things need to be beaten to death - slowly - so that they can feel the pain and suffering these beautiful animals feel. What they do can never ever be forgiven! Bless the people who fight so hard to protect them - may they be victorious in their quest to protect them.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:29 am
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