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Simone
- 3610 days ago - alternet.org
Today, the dolphin slaughter was set to begin in Taiji, but the tides there may have changed. Here's a dispatch from O'Barry who has just returned to Japan for the start of the killing season:



   

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Simone D (1462)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 7:24 pm
Here's a dispatch from O'Barry who has just returned to Japan for the start of the killing season:





When I got off the bus at the Cove this afternoon, I was accompanied by my son Lincoln O'Barry's film crew, a crew from Associated Press, Der Spiegel (the largest magazine in Germany), and the London Independent.



No dolphins and no dolphin killers. We would not have had a story at all, except for the police who were there, waiting all day for us to appear. Nine policemen came to talk to us...











And as I was talking with the police, as the international journalists stood around listening, suddenly a camera crew arrived from Japan! And then another! And then still another!



You have to understand that this is SO IMPORTANT. These TV stations have REFUSED to cover the story in Taiji for years and years. NOW, for the first time, they have shown up, with cameras rolling. The head policeman talking with me even said, for the cameras, that the police are not there to support the dolphin killing fishermen. We shook hands, and they left. ...



Yes, today was a good day for dolphins. Tomorrow, I will take journalists with me around town to show them Taiji. Tomorrow, too, I predict will be a good day for dolphins. Every day that we are here and the fishermen KNOW we are here, will likely mean no boats going out to round up dolphins for the killing Cove.





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Mandi T (367)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 10:16 pm
I'm so happy to hear the TV cameras are on sight now. This was all around good news for today.
Tx Simone xx
 

Pamylle G (458)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 9:27 am
This is excellent - let's keep the pressure on !
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 9:46 am
Agree with Mandi, thanks Simone, hopeful news!
 

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:38 pm
cross fingers that this cull will never happen again.
 

greenplanet e (155)
Friday September 11, 2009, 1:33 am
I wish they wouldn't take dolphins for the dolphin show / marine park industry either -- so cruel for sound-sensitive wild animals.
 
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