2010 – 2011 #Taiji Dolphin Hunting Season Over
“Another victory for Sea Shepherd? Today the Taiji dolphin killers removed all the tarps from the killing cove, the banger poles were taken off the boats and the butcherhouse was scrubbed clean. A local informed us that dolphin hunting is over for the season! We will, however, continue to check the harbor every morning while in Japan to ensure that they’re not hunting. Leaving Japan will not be as difficult now:)” ~ Liberty Miller Katsinis, SSCS Cove Guardian
“The slaughter in the Cove appears to have ended for the season. The Cove Guardians have endured the horror of Taiji and we remain committed to ending the killing.” ~ Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
This is wonderful news! What do we do now? I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to slow down one bit. We have until September 2011 to stop this madness permanently. Share ‘The Cove’ with as many as you can. Spread awareness online and where ever you go. Print fliers and leave them in your shopping cart, doctor’s office, restaurants, pubs, libraries and anywhere you may go. If there is one thing that I like about winter, it’s that I can wear a big coat with lots of deep pockets. That’s where my fliers stay for when I go out.
Start saving your money! We need as many people as possible in Taiji for the next blood season. Arrange a screening at your local church, community center, school, etc. After the first showing of ‘The Cove,’ you will have volunteers to help you arrange more screenings. You could even have a potluck and advertise free food with the movie. At each screening, you can collect donations. If you can’t go to Taiji yourself, you can always sponsor someone else or simply send the money to Sea Shepherd.
So, what are you waiting for? There’s no better time than right now!
Read The Utopians Daily
- Lonely Taiji Dolphin in Captivity Captivates the World (animals.change.org)
- Japanese dolphin killings exposed by hidden video a year after The Cove documentary (dailymail.co.uk)
- Sting Thinks Public Debate Will Help Stop Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji (ecorazzi.com)
- ‘The Cove’ director fights Japan scientist lawsuit (sfgate.com)