DOLPHIN HUNTS – What will help YOU to help the dolphins this year?
In a matter of days the HUNTING of DOLPHINS and PILOT WHALES begins AGAIN in Japan.
Every year from September through to March/April this coastal “drive” hunting takes place in small villages around the country.
The fishermen sell the prettier ones, supplying dolphins to the captive industry for entertainment, killing the rest of the catch and packaging the meat for sale (often mislabelled as whale meat).
We have been involved in one way or another over the last 4 years or so and it seems likely that the season will be no different to the others.
No doubt ALL of us (meaning you) will continue to be distressed by the news and the exhaustion should you decide to be active again this year.
As always this page supports those amazing individuals who choose to bear witness through this very emotional season by being in Japan as hopefully you will also.
As with last year we will not be posting daily updates as most of you who are interested in following it know where to go for the information.
So, what CAN we do here to support you that might be a little different from previous years?
Do we again set up the “event” with all the contact information so that you can share and invite friends?
Do we update all information already available?
Do we create a barrage of images that you can share (we’ll need some extra help if that is needed)?
What would YOU like to see? What would help YOU?
Please let us know by commenting or messaging the page directly.
Thanks so much.
Note from Ralphie – Sign the Avaaz.org petition!
- Pilot Whale and Dolphin Slaughter in the Faroe Islands (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- ‘Unprecedented’ number of dolphins washing ashore (wtkr.com)
- End Inhumane Slaughter of Whales and Dolphins (forcechange.com)
- Annual Whale Slaughter Still a Tradition on the Faroe Islands (ecowatch.com)
- Shy Risso’s dolphins found off Wales (bbc.co.uk)
- Video of Bleeding Dolphin Sparks More Anger at Sea World (ecorazzi.com)
- Murder in the Sea’s~Unacceptable Behavior (green400magazine.wordpress.com)