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Japan Dolphins Day comes to Canberra

By johnboy 5 August 2012 29

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I’ve had this in which may be of interest to some of you:

On August 31, 2012 rallies and peaceful protests will be held in over 70 locations worldwide to protest the September 1st start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull as seen in the Academy-award winning documentary The Cove. I am helping organise the Canberra event which will be happening on Friday, the 31st of August from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.

Japan Dolphins Day was founded by Ric O’Barry and Save Japan Dolphins (SJD). We are honoured to again be working with SJD & an international team of organisations & activists to help make the 2012 Japan Dolphins Day the biggest & best global event ever to raise awareness about the plight of dolphins in Taiji.

Last year over 700 dolphins were killed on the Taiji coast as they migrated through the region as part of their normal migration route. This is in addition to the tens of thousands of dolphins and small whales that are killed at sea by Japanese fishermen under licences from their government.

As well as an animal welfare concern, Japanese dolphin hunting is a very serious public health issue with annual mortality rates in Taiji and other Japanese coastal towns (where dolphin meat is consumed regularly) up to double what they are elsewhere.

If possible, we would be thrilled if you would help us promote the Canberra event! The event organisers as well as local award winning oceans photographer, Pamela Martin, would be happy to be interviewed if you think it might make for a nice article in the lead up to the event.

For more information feel free to check out the below links which provide some information about the cause. Feel free, also, to contact me by email or phone with any questions you may have:

katrina.seivers@bigpond.com or 0410129481

The event Facebook page can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/300905906671614/307204649375073/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

A ‘frequently asked questions’ website about Japanese dolphin hunting can be found here: http://savejapandolphins.org/take-action/frequently-asked-questions

What’s Your opinion?


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poetix 3:02 pm 06 Aug 12

Mmm, that’s all just orcal.

Mysteryman 1:31 pm 06 Aug 12

Thumper said :

I think the point is that dolphins possess intelligence and that there is no real reason for slaughtering them for food.

Which would suggest that killing dolphins for food, like whaling, is just an outdated cultural norm that should be discarded.

No, it doesn’t suggest that at all. People like you suggest that. You might not see a “real reason” for doing something, but that doesn’t mean you’re right.

p1 1:22 pm 06 Aug 12

heatherbunnie said :

The only people who seem to care about whether these animals are harmed, tortured and killed are vegetarians vegans and humanitarians.

An interesting set, to be sure.

heatherbunnie said :

Which makes me wonder why carnivores are so very heartless, cruel and uncaring when it comes to the suffering of innocent animals.

Funny, dolphins are carnivores. Humans aren’t.

bigfeet 1:17 pm 06 Aug 12

heatherbunnie said :

When a pod of dolphins is killed in the Cove of Taiji, that means whole generations die, not just a few wandering dolphins! In response to Mobrock, comment #8, Of course they can’t kill the entire pod over again. Dead is Dead! However, each and every day, entire new pods migrate along the coastal waters not knowing what is in store for them at the hand of the Taiji Dolphin Killers. Each pod is a family of generations of animals who very much love their babies, mothers, sisters, and fellow male dolphins. Risso dolphins are NOTsustainable. There are other dolphins who are endangered who wander into the Cove trap. The only people who seem to care about whether these animals are harmed, tortured and killed are vegetarians vegans and humanitarians. Which makes me wonder why carnivores are so very heartless, cruel and uncaring when it comes to the suffering of innocent animals. What will it take to wake up the blood thirsty citizens of this planet, before their stupidity and their blood lust destroys this planet.

Simple. Station observers and ensure only non-endangered animals are harvested. The rest get released.

Your attempt at anthropomorphism is extremely transparent , but it is your final two sentences which show the true agenda here.

HenryBG 1:13 pm 06 Aug 12

heatherbunnie said :

However, each and every day, entire new pods migrate along the coastal waters not knowing what is in store for them at the hand of the Taiji Dolphin Killers. .

Not so clever really then, are they?

And don’t they smell awfully fishy as well?

thebattwoman 1:11 pm 06 Aug 12

Jivrashia said :

thebattwoman said :

you call me stupid?

I’m sorry, was I too subtle?

thebattwoman said :

I find it ironic

It’s called pot calling the kettle black.

thebattwoman said :

I don’t believe I preached

thebattwoman said :

Sad.

At least that’s something we can agree on.

Ever thought that readers will make their own interpretation?

Well, yes I had hoped, but apparently debating the facts is beyond you. With that said, I’m off to crack a beer. Cheers mate, for the lively, if dense conservation.

Jivrashia 12:47 pm 06 Aug 12

thebattwoman said :

you call me stupid?

I’m sorry, was I too subtle?

thebattwoman said :

I find it ironic

It’s called pot calling the kettle black.

thebattwoman said :

I don’t believe I preached

Ever thought that readers will make their own interpretation?

thebattwoman said :

Sad.

At least that’s something we can agree on.

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