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'Cove' Star Ric O'Barry Meets With Sting About Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, wildlife, dolphins, Sting, environment )

- 3015 days ago -
Sting wants to help save dolphins still being brutally slaughtered in Japan, but says the best way is by starting a debate, not by forcing foreign opinion.


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Tamila mendoza (177)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 11:44 am

Cindy C (125)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 12:02 pm
oh great thank goodness

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 1:56 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Nancy sands (448)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 2:04 pm
C'mon Sting you're a member of The Police-Arrest them!

Judith H (27)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 2:19 pm

Susan S (187)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 7:27 pm
A dialogue is important because as this article points out many Japanese people are outraged about the slaughter of dolphins as well as many people all over the planet. Dolphins need animal advocates to speak up for them because they cannot speak for themselves. Celebrities such as Sting who has such a high public profile will shed light on this dismal practice and he is a terrific person to act as advocate. I hope that Canadians can find a spokesperson of equal weight and public standing to stand up for the seals as the seal hunt is fast approaching. Perhaps the timing of the animal welfare advocates is off because we have to be organized to stop these atrocities well in advance, and it seems to be a constant struggle. Enough petitions have been written to be totally convincing so celebrity education and awareness is a welcome step.

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 8:40 pm
Japanise tradition to torture and brutally to kill 20000 innocent beautiful peaceful animals every season.I suggest to introduce new tradition to do the same with barbaric japanise officials, who support this barbaric sadistic tradition.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 8:41 pm
The more people speaking out against this ( or any issue ) the better !
noted ..

Gloria H (88)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:11 pm
wow! what is there to debate???? Sorry, it just seems lame.

Mandi T (367)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:21 pm
Debate is a good thing and here especially.
Tx C her

Nuno Correia (18)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:23 am
i hope it helps!
More famous people should care about this kind of issues.

Jana Puz (20)
Friday January 21, 2011, 10:03 am
sting heeeeeeeeeelp! we need more public to hear this horrible story!

Justin R (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 10:05 am
I hope that Sting will come up with a workable solution.

There is no way of killing corralled wild animals humanely. Killing humanely Period. Denmark does the same: they stab them standing in a sea of blood.

My usual optimism wanes when commerce, livelihoods, greed and I want and my right are above the suffering of animals. It will stop when the last dolphin is slashed.


janet f (29)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:08 pm
The Japanese gov't claims it allows 20,000 dolphins killed a year, then the article goes on to say that most Japanese don't eat dolphins. Well, who does eat the 20,000 dolphins per year? This is just more lying by the Japanese.
Dialogue is useful only if both sides want to come to an agreement. The Japanese have proven that they aren't going to stop killing dolphins or whales. Talk is cheap (and useless) with them.

Esther Z (94)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 9:00 am
Noted. More popular and famous voices are needed to bring focus on this issue.

Dianne D (490)
Friday January 28, 2011, 12:51 pm
Although celebrities don't influence me, they do others and its an excellent way to tell more people about what is going on in this world. Many younger people are influenced by celebs and they are the ones that can make a difference.

Lisa P (63)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:53 pm
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