More than 23,000 Dolphins brutally slaughtered is Enough!
By the thousands they are herded into the little cove in Taigi, Japan where there is no escape. In this video you will see and hear the terror of the dolphins as they try to flee only to be driven to shore where the brutal massacre begins. Cutting them to pieces while they are still alive, babies and mothers, being stabbed and punctured over and over again, the screams of death by the dolphins are horrifying. What century are we living in?
September 1st — Every Year —
August 24, 2013 Digital Journey
RIC O-BARRY TO RETURN TO THE COVE BACKED BY MORE THAN 100 WORLD-WIDE EVENTS
August 25, 2013 Cove Blue for Jiyu
SAVING JAPAN’S DOLPHINS – SEPTEMBER 1 – OVER 100 EVENTS WORLDWIDE
THE ANNUAL DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IN TAIJI, JAPAN
Each year from September 1 to around the end of March, hundreds of dolphins are slaughtered in Japan. Fishermen round them up using sound barriers to disorient and herd the frantic pods out of their normal migrations into hidden lagoons like the one featured in The Cove.
In some cases, individual dolphins which are deemed as being ‘show quality’ (and, often, who look like Flipper, the iconic dolphin from the 1960’s television series), are selected by trainers and sold for upwards of $150,000 USD to marine mammal parks around the world, where they will remain in captivity performing as circus acts for the rest of their lives.
The remaining dolphins are then inhumanely killed. The butchered dolphins are used for food, while the Japanese government intentionally shelters people from the dangers of eating their contaminated flesh. Consumers of dolphin meat run the risk of mercury poisoning due to high levels of the toxin within the animals. Adding to this danger, much of the pricier whale meat they purchase is actually mislabeled toxic dolphin meat. While the Japanese government defends dolphin hunting as part of their cultural heritage, this tradition has serious health effects on its own people.
The more lucrative captive dolphin industry is the driving economic force behind the dolphin slaughter in Taiji. In the U.S. alone, dolphinariums represent an $8.4 billion industry. A dead dolphin fetches a mere $600, as compared with the hundreds of thousands that can be made from live ones. International law provides no protections against the killing of dolphins, and other slaughters occur in places outside of Japan. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) affords no protections for 71 (out of 80, known) cetacean species, including all dolphins and porpoises, which is why Japan and other countries can legally kill them by the tens of thousands.
The Movie. Recently Released and Winner of the Sundance Film Festival exposes long existing Japanese Dolphin Slaughter.
AND IF YOU THINK THIS IS ONLY HAPPENING IN JAPAN – THINK AGAIN
August 2, 2013 Environmental Investigation Agency …..
I know this is very hard to take, but we must face it head on and address it. It is not only Japan, but in the Faroe Islands (an autonomous province of Denmark) and Brazil and Iceland too, and who knows where else.
How can we humans have such a disconnect from our animal friends that journey through life with us and embark on such brutality? A complete and total betrayal of trust on our part. How we treat our natural world is how we treat ourselves and each other.
YEAR AFTER YEAR THE BRUTAL bloody butchery goes on in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark . Another country supposedly ‘civilized’ and part of the European Union.. For many people this attack on life is unknown. “To attend this bloody slaughter is often a ‘right-of-passage’ for those entering adulthood. This barbarism is committed against intelligent dolphins who trust and approach humans out of sheer curiosity.” The ultimate betrayal of trust between us and our dolphin population.
For some reason, we human beings prefer not to know about such horrors. We like to bury our heads and adopt an out-of-sight out-of-mind attitude. It happened in the Jewish Death Camps during the second world war and it continues today with brutal genocide in various parts of world. And it is happening to our natural world. Is the way we slaughter our animals and eradicate entire species from our beloved planet any different?
We human beings have developed a macabre interest in suffering, death, torture and killing. Just watch our daily and nightly news and you will know what I am talking of. And then there are those who can’t stand it and are working hard to stop it. I am one of those. For those who are into violent movies and video games and the latest trend in hardcore “reality” tv, perhaps looking into the reality of how our partners in life, in the natural world, have to deal with our imposed violence and hardships would be a better use of their time. This includes how we grow (produce) and harvest/slaughter our food supply, particularly our animals, fish and chickens…. OUR FOOD ANIMALS ARE RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS, DRUGGED AND NOW THE NEW AG-GAG USA LAWS WANT TO KEEP IT A REAL SECRET
My prayer is that as we confront this horror and senseless slaughter on our beautiful planet and make haste to foster respect and dignity for all species — for Without Nature We Do Not Exist. We must collectively and globally rise up and say….
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Enough of objectifying and treating our fellow species (and ourselves) as an inanimate object. Let the senseless , inhumane, killing cease. Let us extend our kindness and compassion to all. understanding that all species are equal in their own right and, as such, deserve mutual dignity and respect.