By Ric O’Barry
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project
On September 1, Lelani Munter will once again join the Save Japan Dolphins Team, volunteers from around the world and me at the notorious Cove, located in Taiji, Japan. September 1st marks the beginning of the dolphin drive hunt season in Japan and is internationally known as Japan Dolphins Day, with events happening in major cities.
This year, Save Japan Dolphins will again have Cove Monitors stationed in Taiji throughout the hunt season. Volunteers like Lelani will travel to Taiji during the season to film and record the slaughter and, in so doing, keep the international spotlight squarely upon the Japanese government and the so-called ‘fishermen’. You will see their reports here on this blog.
However, this can be a costly venture – which is why we need your support!
Lelani has created a new video that describes the Cove Monitor program and discusses why it is so necessary.
Watch her video here:
Your continuing support and donations are vital to the success of our ongoing efforts. I hope you can give generously to this campaign.
Beyond Taiji, the September 1st Japan Dolphins Day will see people gather in front of Japanese embassies and consulates in cities all around the world, to deliver the important yet respectful message to the Japanese government that we do not accept the brutal slaughter and exploitation of these wonderful animals. Save Japan Dolphins is helping to organize Japan Dolphins Day once again; we encourage you to participate by finding an event in your city via the map link below:
Where will you be on Sept. 1? Head to Taiji with Lelani and me, or your local Japanese embassy or consulate, to add your voice to the call for an end to the dolphin slaughter, once and for all.
Many thanks to Leilani and volunteers everywhere for all their efforts for the dolphins!