Taiji, 1-21-17: For seven full hours, a pod of approximately 250+ dolphins were pushed, pulled, grabbed, run over, netted and brutalized. Babies were separated from mothers, adult dolphins were separated from other pod members and countless mammals were injured as the captive selection process got underway. Thirty dolphins were physically removed from their pod and taken to nearby pens, where they will be sold to aquariums and marine parks around the world.
We are asking for your help. If you are reading this blog at the time of writing, dolphins are still in the cove.
Dolphin Project Cove Monitors live streamed on Facebook in real-time as dolphins were wrestled into submission. The world watched and listened as their suffering dragged on for hour after hour. After “sorting” through approximately half the pod, divers and trainers left for the day, leaving the exhausted and panicked dolphins alone for another night with no food (and thus, no hydration).
Their suffering will persist tomorrow as the captive selection process continues.
Breaking: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji
Breaking: Terror, Injuries During Day 3 of Captive Selection
Breaking: Taiji’s Vile Abuse of Dolphins – Day 4
Breaking: 99 Hours of Hell
HOW YOU CAN HELP
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL JAPANESE EMBASSY/CONSULATE AND LET THEM KNOW YOUR OUTRAGE AT TAIJI’S DEPLORABLE ABUSE OF DOLPHINS, TAKING PLACE NOW IN THE COVE:
PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html
Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan
US Embassy in Japan:
Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
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