Olympic Dolphins Rocking the World
Depending on where you are in the world, an event may be happening near you at this very moment. So slam down your espresso or smoothie and put on your marching boots. The following is from the main event page:
On Saturday 29th of June 2013 we will be hosting events all over the world protesting the inhumane and unsustainable slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Japan is currently bidding to be host nation for the 2020 Olympics. We believe a nation who slaughters dolphins in a national park and is on international trail for whaling is NOT a suitable olympic host country. We call on the International Olympic Committee to say no to Tokyo the 2020 UNTIL the killing stops.
This will be our second world wide mass protest, following on from the success of our 22 February 2013 Global Taiji Action Day. This time round events will be held in ANY busy public place, in February events were held at Japanese Embassies and Consulates around the globe (which are often located in less prominent locations).
Any country, city, town, village, beach, marine park, anywhere that has lots of people…! (You will still have to check for local permits etc.) We have to unite to make our voices be heard, loud and clear..!
The International Olympic Committee will convene at the Olympics HQ in Switzerland on 3-4th July to receive presentations from all 3 host city bids & then debate which city should host the 2020 Olympics.
Under the Environmental Mandate of the Olympic Charter, which governs the IOC, they are required to ‘encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues’ The IOC & Japanese Olympic Committee are OBLIGATED to address the extremely significant environmental issue of Japan’s Whale & Dolphin hunts, which sees up to 20,000 dolphins slaughtered by various methods, throughout Japan, not just in the coastal town of Taiji.
These hunts are not compliant with the guidelines of the IOC. It is OUR job to ensure that they do THEIR job correctly and no longer disregard these hunts, which are sanctioned by the Japanese Government, when considering Japan’s bid for the 2020 Games.
If you have previously hosted an event, you can use the same event, simply change the date, location & description (removing March 4th etc. See below for new description.) Most people who attended will want to attend this new event too.
********HOSTING AN EVENT – NEW GUIDELINES********
IF YOU WANT TO HOST AN EVENT, PLEASE READ THIS FULLY FIRST!!
This is an event SPECIFIC to Japan’s Olympic bid for the 2020 games, you must follow these guidelines so that we can present a UNITED message.
If you want to host an event PLEASE create your EVENT page immediately, top right of this page, click on EVENTS & then ‘Create an Event’. (or use your previous Taiji Action Day event just edit it!)
The title of your event should be ‘ GLOBAL OLYMPIC DOLPHINS CAMPAIGN ~ ____________’ adding your EVENT location in the space.
The description should be as follows, only include the text between the arrows (feel free to translate into your own language)
>>> We are holding a peaceful protest and awareness event at _________ , one of many globally, to raise awareness of the brutal daily slaughter & captive trade of migrating Dolphins in Taiji Japan & the Whale Hunt in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
The IOC will convene at the Olympics HQ in Switzerland on 3-4th July to receive presentations from all 3 host city bids & then debate which city should host the 2020 Olympics. Under the Environmental Mandate of the Olympic Charter, which governs the IOC, they are required to ‘encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues’ Which means that the IOC & Japanese Olympic Committee are OBLIGATED to address the extremely significant environmental issue of the Whale & Dolphin hunts in Japan, which sees up to 20,000 slaughtered by various methods, throughout Japan, not just in TAIJI.
Japan is on trial on June 26th to 16th of July in the International Court of Justice, The Hague, for their ‘Scientific Research’ Whaling Program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. These hunts are not compliant with the guidelines of the IOC. It is OUR job to ensure that they do THEIR job correctly and no longer disregard these hunts, which are sanctioned by the Japanese Government, when considering Japan’s bid for the 2020 Games.
Bring banners, flyers, posters etc.., be prepared to had out leaflets & EDUCATE people about what happens in Japan and tell them about our campaign to ensure that the Olympics are not awarded to Tokyo UNLESS they agree to end their out dated cruel hunts..
Banners and posters should be large and clear. They must not incite hatred or a boycott of Japan. We will not allow them to be included in our event, so please do not bring them. We have a wide selection of posters, banner and flyers available for you to print out and use.
Please note NO profanity or negativity towards Japanese citizens. Our event is aimed at the IOC & the people in POWER who have the ability to end the Dolphin & Whale Hunt, but chose not to.!
ONLY Click JOIN if you can physically come to our event. Click MAYBE to show SUPPORT!
Sign & Share our Petition: http://www.causes.com/olympicdolphins
Global Event Finder: https://www.facebook.com/events/198864223593289/
Our website: www.olympicdolphins.com
Thank you all for your support..!
Remember.. Extinction is FOREVER, we must ACT NOW..!
We will fully support & guide anyone who wants to host an event.
Provided you follow these guidelines to ensure we all present the SAME message, allowing for MAXIMUM EXPOSURE..!
Please set the Privacy to PUBLIC. (So that people can join.!!)
Of course if you wish to use your own words, that is fine too, as long as the message is the same. Remember to check local regulations for holding an event your area. We all have FREEDOM of SPEECH.. Lets use it..!! Use your own photo’s & links to your own group pages etc. SEND ME YOUR LINK AS SOON AS. POSSIBLE so that I can add it to our list. Share it with your local media, celebrities, public figures, etc ..invite them along too!
Any questions, just ask. Once you make a stand & create your event, people will join you..!!
Gold Coast: https://www.facebook.com/events/301334789997604/
Location TBC: https://www.facebook.com/events/323012657810747/
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Banja Luka: https://www.facebook.com/events/457506657649042/
Belo Horizonte: https://www.facebook.com/events/312571978865632/
Porto Alegre: https://www.facebook.com/events/153240038181819/
Rio De Janerio:
Sao Paulo: https://www.facebook.com/events/522346787821822/
The Hague: https://www.facebook.com/events/486260038102421/
Ciudad de México: https://www.facebook.com/events/533316223375840/
Boulder, Colorado: https://www.facebook.com/events/509441265763852/
Fort Myer: https://www.facebook.com/events/347898568669436/
New York City: https://www.facebook.com/events/414772971939188/
Portland Oregon: https://www.facebook.com/events/590533057637929/
Salt Lake City: https://www.facebook.com/events/346427625461481/
Sea World San Antonio: https://www.facebook.com/events/513369878705122/
Ventura, California: https://www.facebook.com/events/552026164839868/
Online Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/446811898727329/
- Dolphin activists plan Sea World protest (mysanantonio.com)
- Tokyo 2020′s chances looking good (japantimes.co.jp)
- Tokyo receives highest praise from IOC in 2020 Olympics bid (tracking.si.com)
- IOC members say Tokyo is frontrunner for 2020 Olympics (olympictalk.nbcsports.com)