WHAT: Cove Monitor Profile
WHO: Cynthia Fernandez
WHEN: November, 2014
WHERE: Taiji, Japan
After watching “The Cove,” I was inspired to get actively involved in ending the dolphin slaughter. What better way to do this then to join Ric O’Barry’s team in Taiji?
This is my third trip – my first one was in the winter of 2012/2013, the next was in November of 2013 and of course, I am currently in Taiji now, exactly one year later.
I am a high school biology and environmental science teacher, from the San Francisco Bay area, Point Richmond to be exact. I’ve developed educational presentations showing why dolphins do not belong in captivity and the connection between the global demand for captive dolphins and the Taiji dolphin slaughter. I have traveled to many different schools, speaking to a wide range of students.
I believe the best way to end the slaughter, once and for all, is to end the demand for captive dolphins. I always tell everyone NOT buy a ticket to any facility that holds captive dolphins. Do your part and spread the word!
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