Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dolphin Outlook, Japan Dolphins Day, Hunting Season Begins this week in Japan, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, DrawMyLife: SeaWorld Edition, Adopt a Dolphin,15,000 Dolphins Killed for Shark Bait

We’re calling on individuals, activists and organizations across the world to participate with us on this International Day of Action. Join activists around the world on or around September 1st and make a difference for the dolphins
Japan Dolphins Day 2017 Taiji Dolphin Project
We hope you and/or your organization will once again join Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project in celebrating Japan Dolphins Day on or around September 1. This day marks the beginning of another season of the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan, as made known by the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove.

By organizing a positive, celebratory event in your city, we unite to show Japan, as well as the rest of the world, that the massacre of dolphins in Taiji is a crime against nature and must end immediately. Together, we can make our voices heard and inform others about this tragedy.

We already have events planned in countries around the world, put together by dedicated people like you. If your city does not have an event, we hope you'll join us as a host to create one! If you are near a Japanese consulate or embassy, we encourage you to plan your event in that area. Please join us for Japan Dolphins Day 2017 and show your support!

As most of you know, the capture and slaughter of dolphins takes place in the infamous cove in Taiji, Japan, every year on or shortly after September 1st.

The Taiji dolphin hunters, along with dolphin trainers, will capture and kill about 2000 dolphins in the Cove from September through March. However, we ARE making a difference, as last year the final numbers were well beneath the quota.

We CAN do something to end this massacre – by letting the Japanese government know that these crimes against nature are unacceptable to the rest of the world.  We must speak out against this atrocity loudly and proudly, while enlightening others who may not be aware of the dolphin killings in Taiji.

A POSITIVE EVENT for Japan Dolphins

Our goal is to spotlight the killing of dolphins in Taiji, as well as throughout Japan.  *Please see our cautionary note on messaging below.

We will gain more support in our positivity, rather than protesting against the slaughter. In fact, some NGO’s won’t participate in protests. Therefore, our plan is to organize an International Day of Action in several cities across the world. 

Our goal is to make this the biggest global event celebrating Japan dolphins yet.

Please note that this will be an all-inclusive event.  In other words, the celebration will not take place under the umbrella of any one group.  The events will be carried out by all of us, on a equal basis.  We encourage every organization to join us and undertake their own efforts to organize their members and publicize the event.

Because of the international acclaim for the Academy Award Winning movie, The Cove, the world will again be watching the cove on September 1st. Let’s not miss this great opportunity to bring worldwide attention to this critical issue on opening day.

If you do only ONE THING for the environment this year, please make it THIS ONE THING. Remember – the world is watching!

The Dolphin Project Cove Monitor Team will be in Taiji, Japan, at the Cove on September 1. We welcome people from around the world to join us there. If you can’t join us in Taiji, organize or join an event in your city for Japan Dolphins Day.

We strongly urge you to make your message a positive one: 

Dolphins and whales in the wild are worth more alive than dead.

Captivity kills!  Don’t buy a ticket to a dolphinarium.
We support the Japanese peoples’ rights to learn the truth about the contamination of dolphin and whale meat. Our concerns include the people of Japan, who should not be consuming meat laced with mercury and radioactivity.
Japan can rebuild its damaged economy using eco-tourism and green policies rather than perpetuating the dolphin hunts of the past.

Many Japanese don’t know about the drive fishery killing of dolphins and actually oppose it when they understand what is happening.

Tourism is a major industry in Japan, along with a growing whale and dolphin-watching operation.
In Defense of Animals
VIDEO: 15,000 Dolphins Killed Annually For Shark Bait. Peru is a country of extreme beauty and biodiversity and its coastline is no exception. Unfortunately, such an abundance of wild animal life tends to attract humans who want to make profits. This is precisely what is happening with the lucrative shark fishing industry, where it is common practice for fishermen to use dolphins as bait. READ MORE

DrawMyLife: SeaWorld Edition. Orkid has been imprisoned for decades. She's watched other orcas die in front of her, dragged trainers into the water, and never had even a taste of freedom.
DrawMyLife: SeaWorld Edition (Portuguese)
But Orkid's story isn't unique. SeaWorld enslaves many animals in small tanks at marine parks around the country, where they're forced to perform tricks for food. It's a business built on the suffering of intelligent, social animals who are denied everything that is natural and important to them. As a result, animals imprisoned by SeaWorld often die prematurely from captivity-related causes, including ones related to stress.

In the wild, orcas are intelligent predators who work cooperatively in search of food. They share intricate relationships in a matrilineal society. In some populations, orcas rarely leave their mother's pod, but at SeaWorld, they are often separated. Free orcas are among the fastest animals in the sea, and they swim as far as 100 miles every day. But at SeaWorld, orcas swim in endless circles or float listlessly in small, barren concrete tanks.

Please, don't go to SeaWorld. Visit to learn more. And, click here to view the Drawing...

Adopt a Dolphin Update - August 2017
Adopt a Dolphin Update - August 2017